RI Authors Showcase and Giveaway! Meet Belle DeCosta

Each day this month, meet a Rhode Island author! Comment on this blog post for a chance to win our Grand Prize (a $200 Amazon gift card) or our Bonus Prize (a $100 Amazon gift card). Some authors are giving away books, too – your comment enters you into their drawing as well. (See details at the bottom of this page.

This story of an ordinary woman is a story for all women.

For many women, the third chapter of life is a time to revisit their past and reflect on hos life’s experiences have influenced the person she’s become. Belle DeCosta’s journey down memory lane exposes a path laid bare, one filled with unexpected potholes, bumps, detours, and harrowing hairpin turns.

In her memoir Echoes in the Mirror, Belle reveals the story behind her astonishing journey. One of an unstable childhood with multiple family moves, an alcoholic father, and the drastic steps she took as a young teenager to escape it. It’s a story of secrets kept, failed marriages, single parenting, promises made, and dreams followed.

Belle’s story of inner strength and emotional survival will take you from the lowest valleys to the highest peaks, and finally, down the unique path she follows toward self-acceptance and peace.

Belle has generously offered to gift a copy of Echoes in the Mirror to one lucky winner. Your comment on this blog post enters you into her drawing as well as the Grand Prize and Bonus Prize drawings.

Belle A. DeCosta is the creator and director of Tap N Time, a seated tap and rhythm class designed for the elderly. When not traveling to nursing homes to share her program, she enjoys being in nature, dining with friends, and writing. Belle shares a home in East Providence, Rhode Island, with her beloved hound, J.D., and an aquarium full of assorted fish. Learn more about Belle by visiting her website http://belledecosta.com/index.html

Echoes in the Mirror is her first book. Her short story “An Introduction” appears in Hope, an anthology of prose and poetry by Rhode Island authors.

You can purchase her book, and all Rhode Island author anthologies, at Stillwater Books in Pawtucket, Rhode Island (https://www.stillwaterbooksri.com/), or online at Amazon https://amzn.to/3cyLr1r

You can leave a comment on each day’s blog post during November, for up to 30 chances to win. Daily giveaways by authors will be drawn one week after publication. The author will contact the winner to coordinate delivery. Grand Prize and Bonus Prize will be drawn and announced on December 8.

47 thoughts on “RI Authors Showcase and Giveaway! Meet Belle DeCosta

  1. Wow, your memoir sounds so very intriguing , I bet you were relieved when you wrote it and you felt much better. It sounds like your book will be very helpful to alot of people who are going through a similar situation, actually it really sounds like a Must Read. Thank you so much for writing your book. Have a Great weekend and stay safe. God Bless you and your family.

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    1. Yes, Alicia, it was very cathartic and also rewarding. I hope it does help others on their way to self acceptance. Be safe and well!


  2. I’ve added this book to my Goodreads list. I love the title. I think I’m ordinary. It’s encouraging knowing that we all have something to share.

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    1. Hope you enjoy the read, Anne-Marie. Those of us in our third chapter of life have so much to share with one another! Please visit my website and let me know your thoughts when you’ve finished my journey. I welcome all feedback.

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  3. Your book sounds like just what I need right now. I believe listening to what others have been through helps us realize that we all have a story. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. So very true, Catherine. We do all have a story and sometimes following another person’s journey can provide insight into our own. I know that has been the case for me.

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  4. Looking forward to reading “Echoes in the Mirror” ! It takes courage to revisit past life experiences!
    I visited Bella’s web site , so impressed !

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    1. Yes, it so does, Jackie! But the peace it brings in the end is worth every smile and every tear. Thank you for visiting my website, and your kind words!

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