As mentioned in the press release below, the military charity Soldiers Angels is considering featuring Water Signs as their book of the month for January, 2009. I spoke with my contact person yesterday, and she apologized profusely that she has not yet forwarded my manuscript on, but will do so asap. I expect it will be well-received, but look forward to getting official confirmation! For every copy sold via their site, I will donate a portion of the proceeds back to the charity.
Here’s the press release Tina sent out:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Tina L. Pugliese, APR
September 30, 2008 (561) 889-3575; Tina@PugliesePR.com
Local Author’s Book Sales to Support Soldiers’ Angels
New Book, Water Signs, features settings in Philadelphia, South Jersey and South Florida
BOCA RATON, Florida—In her first book, Water Signs: A Story of Love and Renewal, Daria DiGiovanni creates a tale of love and personal growth. This novel intertwines a love story with the soul’s sometimes painful but always necessary struggle for fulfillment and realization. While she highlights the themes of unwavering faith and the power of love, Ms. DiGiovanni infuses the book with a blend of humor, drama and intrigue that celebrates Philadelphia, South Jersey and South Florida culture.
“I spent my early years in the Philadelphia area where the first half of this book is set, so it was an exercise in nostalgia and loads of fun to write,” says Ms. DiGiovanni. “I tried to capture Philly’s unique culture and traditions by incorporating my own experiences as a devoted Philadelphia Eagles fan and a summertime vacationer at the Jersey Shore. A simultaneously uplifting and challenging journey of the heart, my book chronicles a pivotal period in my own personal development and represents the culmination of a lifelong goal. It’s also the first of many novels I plan to write as an ultimate tribute to faith, family and country.”
Water Signs is already receiving rave reviews from a variety of critics, one of whom states, “Daria touches the heart of everyone who believes in second-chances and the unbreakable bonds of love, faith and family. She has an uncanny ability to mesmerize the reader with sympathetic characters who face every hardship with grit and determination.”
One of Ms. DiGiovanni’s favorite causes is Soldiers’ Angels, an organization that provides care packages for the military overseas. The group is considering featuring Water Signs as an upcoming Book of the Month with a percentage of the sales going to Soldiers’ Angeles in support of their work with the wounded.
EDITOR’S NOTE: To schedule an interview with Daria DiGiovanni or to obtain a review copy of her book, please contact Tina Pugliese at (561) 889-3575 or by e-mail at Tina@PugliesePR.com.
About the Author
Daria DiGiovanni was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and raised in the nearby suburb of Media. The youngest of five children in a close-knit family, she graduated from Villanova University with a B.A. in English. At age 27 she relocated to South Florida, where she actively pursued her goal of becoming a published writer, contributing feature stories and articles to various publications. With the advent of the “blogosphere,” she channeled her passion for the United States, cultural issues and traditional values into two successful blogs, Muzz Musings and Freedom Bright, infusing keen insight and thoughtful consideration into such topics as radical Islamic terrorism, Military heroism and national security. In 2004, Daria’s efforts led to an appearance on FOX News Channel to discuss politics and dating. She was also featured as a weekly columnist for the online magazine, The Martini Lounge, where she eloquently and oftentimes humorously opined on everything from her lifelong love of professional football to her “haunted” vacation in Savannah, Georgia. She currently resides in Boca Raton, Florida.