Thanks, Trumbull, CT, V Chapter, P. E. O.

PEO Members Celebrate THIRST

PEO Members Celebrate THIRST

Dear Readers,

Kindness of Vice-President Becky Baker, I today enjoyed discussing the background of THIRST, A NOVEL ( with a group of generous readers, all members of the Philanthropic Educational Organization.  This pioneer women’s group raises funds for the advancement of women and girls.

My appreciation to a lively and engaging audience.

Happy reading and grazie mille!



Sentences and Jhumpa Lahiri…

If you haven’t already done so, have a look at writer Jhumpa Lahiri’s “My Life’s Sentences” in the NY Times’ SUNDAY REVIEW section (3/18/12).

Here is one of hers that I’ve pinned above my computer:

“The best sentences orient us, like stars in the sky, like landmarks on a trail.”



Peter Ackroyd’s VENICE: PURE CITY…

Readers wanting an introduction to Venice, as well as readers seeking a return to the floating city, be sure to purchase a copy of Peter Ackroyd’s fascinating book, now out in paperback (Anchor Books).

An engaging text, full of interesting anecdotes, along with brilliant photographs, kept me reading far into the night. 

What books do you recommend that might do the same?






Dear Readers,

I am thrilled to have joined the crew of Fireship Press, the publishing house that has just released my novel THIRST.  To learn more and read an interview with Carlin Carr, go to

Paperback and ebook are available at; paperback and Nook book at

Check out Fireship at and on Facebook.

I’m eager to hear your comments and begin a conversation about the story and how it came to be.

All Best,