With Sicilian Author Marco Rizzo at Sabir Literary Festival in Catania!

This weekend I attended the Sabir Literary Festival in Catania and conversed with Sicilian Author Marco Rizzo on his latest children’s book “L’Immigrazione Spiegata ai Bambini.”  The festival focused on contemporary Mediterranean identity, culture and citizenship. Do you know what “sabir” was?  I would like to share with all of you an excerpt from the…

With Renowned Sicilian Author Simona Lo Iacono

Ciao a tutti.…a few weeks ago, I met with renowned Sicilian Author Simona Lo Iacono as she presented her latest novel “Le Streghe di Lenzavacche” and I shared the My Sicily journey in the USA and in Italy.  Her novel has been acclaimed by many and on book tour throughout Italy at this very moment.  …

With Italian Bestselling Author Simonetta Agnello Hornby

Buonasera Cari/Dear Readers…. Had the honor and privilege of meeting and conversing with Italian Bestselling Author Simonetta Agnello Hornby last night as she presented here in Sicily her latest novel “Caffe’ Amaro” and I shared the “My Sicily” journey in the USA and soon here in Italy…..  It was a beautiful cultural, literary and musical…

Love & Gratitude to my 38,000+ readers worldwide

Love & Gratitude to all of you, carissimi/dearest readers worldwide – this morning the pleasant surprise of being a community of more than 38,500 kind, loving, positive, supportive readers.  I look back at the beginning, the roots of this platform in 2012 to document the book tour of my first book, “My Sicily,” its journey…

31,000++ readers: My Sicily giveaway celebration!!

Buonasera a tutti!! To celebrate the blog reaching 31,180 readers tonight…I’d like to offer a special “My Sicily” sale for $12.00 per copy (plus $3 shipping anywhere in the USA).  You may order online via PayPal by sending total payment of $15 to mignosafrancesca@gmail.com or mailing a check/money order to PO BOX 1053, Amherst OH 44001.   Thank you…

30,000++ My Sicily giveaway and New Blog Design!!!

The blog just reached 30,000++ readers and to celebrate we re-launched the blog with a brand new, fresh and fun design!  I love it because it’s very simple and clear and hope that you will enjoy browsing.   Today, I have no questions for this My Sicily giveaway, one free autographed copy to be mailed anywhere…

29,000++ readers: My Sicily giveaway!!

Buongiorno!!! Today I rise with 29,295 reasons to smile!!! YOU are that reason!!! Thank you for your constant and growing support through the years!!! We have grown together step after step, and I’m so thankful!!! I’d like to send a free, signed copy of “My Sicily” to a reader anywhere in the world who tells…

Buon Natale e Un Felicissimo 2015 !!!

Carissimi Lettori ~ Dearest Readers, My cucina is scented with French vanilla and cinnamon as I write this post to you – I just prepared an All American French Toast and freshly squeezed orange juice breakfast {cappuccinos were present too!} for our special guests visiting from Sicily this holiday season.  It seems breakfast was very…

My Sicily: in prestigious Literary Magazine “Arba Sicula”!

Buonasera, Cari Lettori/Dear Readers ~ Delighted to share with you the recently published Book Review/Recensione of “My Sicily” in a poetic and authentic Sicilian as well as its English counterpart for the prestigious New York based Sicilian Literary Magazine & Foundation “Arba Sicula”!  Special gratitude to President Gaetano Cipolla and writer Nino Provenzano for this…

My Sicily: special $15.00 rate this holiday season!

Ciao everyone! Tonight we reached 400 Facebook Fans on my page – that has now changed to “Francesca Mignosa Author” to encompass all my writings, publications and literary translations.  Stay tuned for a few surprises in the coming weeks and months.  A few projects are currently brewing…. Since the Holiday Season can already be felt…

New blog design for 2015!

Buonasera cari lettori…..the entire blog has been polished up, retouched, improved in navigation….take some time to browse all pages.  The feeling is that of almost taking you to my home in Sicily, in Italy, or to my “imaginary” home as a writer, this project is nothing but a project of love/un progetto d’amore.   When I…