RI Authors Showcase – Meet Janet DeLeo


Welcome to the Rhode Island Authors Showcase! Each day in November, this blog will feature a different Rhode Island author. Read the post and leave a comment and you are eligible to win this day’s giveaway!

Leave a comment every day this month for over 30 chances to win either our Grand Prize (a $250 Amazon gift card), our Bonus Prize (a $100 Amazon gift card), or a Cheer-Up Prize (amount to be determined), just in time for holiday shopping!

A winner will be randomly selected one week after the publication of the blog post, and the Grand Prize and Bonus Prize winners will be randomly selected on December 7, 2021. For the daily giveaways, the author will contact you directly to coordinate delivery. Print books for delivery within the US only, please.

Janet DeLeo

After being a business teacher and an entrepreneur, Janet DeLeo found time to return to one of her first loves – writing. She started by writing poetry when she was young and then started writing anything that inspired her. She frequently started a sentence with the words, “When I write my book…,” but She didn’t know how serious she was when she blurted those words out. 

Janet also discovered a new love – painting. She now paints anything that doesn’t move. She also creates an endless array of items with glass. 

In no particular order, her current inspiration is fueled by three things: She is a Baby Boomer; she is a second-generation Italian-American; and she was six years old before she moved away from a little cocoon called “Federal Hill” in Providence, Rhode Island. That’s when she realized that everyone’s last name did not end in a vowel and that most men did not have funny names like LaLa, Slick, Blondie, or Bugs! She is also a proud graduate of a Catholic elementary school AND a Catholic high school. She is making a point that this background supplies her with enough material to write for the rest of her life! 

Learn more about Janet by visiting her website: https://janetdeleo.com/

Follow her on Amazon: https://tinyurl.com/3ma273ye

What a great title for a book! A Life Well Lived: Accompany my Father, a First-generation Italian American, as he Journeys Through the Depression, World War II, Fatherhood, … Patriarch in his First Ninety-four Years.  As Janet says, she met her father when he was twenty-three years old. She did not realize it then, but now she sees he had already packed a lifetime into his time on the planet. At ninety-four years young, he says his life has gone by in the “blink of an eye.” No matter how he or anyone else describes it, what a life it has been! It is the personification of the term, “a life well lived.” Walk the streets of Federal Hill. Savor the wonderful aromas wafting from the kitchens of the Italian immigrants. Watch as they develop strong families and help construct a new country. Appreciate them as they strive for and attain their share of the American Dream.

Janet will give away a copy of her book – a treasure for anyone with Italian ancestry, or anyone who enjoys reading about the past – to one winner. Just comment below and answer this question: What is your favorite Italian food?

Join us on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11, from 9:00am to 3:00pm at the CROWNE PLAZA in Warwick for the 9th Annual Rhode Island Authors Expo!

RI Authors Showcase – Meet Portia Little


Welcome to the Rhode Island Authors Showcase! Each day in November, this blog will feature a different Rhode Island author. Read the post and leave a comment and you are eligible to win this day’s giveaway!

Leave a comment every day this month for over 30 chances to win either our Grand Prize (a $250 Amazon gift card), our Bonus Prize (a $100 Amazon gift card), or a Cheer-Up Prize (amount to be determined), just in time for holiday shopping!

A winner will be randomly selected one week after the publication of the blog post, and the Grand Prize and Bonus Prize winners will be randomly selected on December 7, 2021. For the daily giveaways, the author will contact you directly to coordinate delivery. Print books for delivery within the US only, please.

Portia Little

Portia Little is a feature writer and food columnist for Senior Digest, a columnist for Providence Vegetarian Examiner, and blogs at http://breadpuddingallday.blogspot.com/

She is the author of fabulous little cookbooks: Recipes, Roses & Rhyme; The Easy Vegetarian; New England Seashore Recipes & Rhyme; Lusty Limericks & Luscious Desserts; Finger Lakes Food, Fact & Fancy; Bread Pudding Bliss; Cooking with Coffee; and Spirit of America (in memory of 9/11). Portia is working on a gluten-free cookbook, to be published early next year. She has vast experience with that topic from cooking for her granddaughter, who has celiac disease.

Portia would like to give away all three of the cookbooks pictured above – one lucky winner will win all three! Just leave a comment below and tell us your favorite food. The winner will be chosen randomly one week from today and Portia will coordinate delivery directly with the winner.

Join us on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11, from 9:00am to 3:00pm at the CROWNE PLAZA in Warwick for the 9th Annual Rhode Island Authors Expo!

RI Authors Showcase – Meet Angelina Singer


Welcome to the Rhode Island Authors Showcase! Each day in November, this blog will feature a different Rhode Island author. Read the post and leave a comment and you are eligible to win this day’s giveaway!

Leave a comment every day this month for over 30 chances to win either our Grand Prize (a $250 Amazon gift card), our Bonus Prize (a $100 Amazon gift card), or a Cheer-Up Prize (amount to be determined), just in time for holiday shopping!

A winner will be randomly selected one week after the publication of the blog post, and the Grand Prize and Bonus Prize winners will be randomly selected on December 7, 2021. For the daily giveaways, the author will contact you directly to coordinate delivery. Print books for delivery within the US only, please.

Angelina Singer

Angelina Singer is a young adult/new adult author with a romantic comedy, Just Like a Pill, books 1-3 of a dystopian science fiction trilogy The Upperworld Series, and both books of The Rewind Duology available for purchase on Amazon now – go grab ’em here! https://tinyurl.com/3ndpfr9s In addition to her writing career, Singer graduated Magna Cum Laude from Stonehill College in 2019, where she studied English, Music, and of course, Creative Writing. Angelina is a board member of the Association of Rhode Island Authors, managing their Young Adult initiative. She’s also a freelance editor and ghostwriter, often helping clients bring their literary visions to life.

In her spare time she enjoys crocheting (with a portfolio of work available for purchase on Instagram @asinger320 https://www.instagram.com/asinger320/), as well as mentoring younger music students at a local music store, where she has been studying guitar for over a decade. She views her writing as a way to simultaneously escape from and embrace reality.

Follow her on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/angelinasingerauthor

Instagram/TikTok https://www.instagram.com/angelinasingerauthor/ for exciting updates, exclusive content, and giveaways. Visit her website at https://www.angelinasinger.com/

And follow Angelina’s blog here! https://angelinasingerauthor.wordpress.com/

Angelina is giving away a signed set of The Rewind Duology (pictured above) to one lucky winner. All you have to do to be entered is comment on this post and answer this question: What one piece of advice would you give to your younger self?

Join us on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11, from 9:00am to 3:00pm at the CROWNE PLAZA in Warwick for the 9th Annual Rhode Island Authors Expo!

RI Authors Showcase – Meet Mary O’Sullivan


Welcome to the Rhode Island Authors Showcase! Each day in November, this blog will feature a different Rhode Island author. Read the post and leave a comment and you are eligible to win this day’s giveaway!

Leave a comment every day this month for over 30 chances to win either our Grand Prize (a $250 Amazon gift card), our Bonus Prize (a $100 Amazon gift card), or a Cheer-Up Prize (amount to be determined), just in time for holiday shopping!

A winner will be randomly selected one week after the publication of the blog post, and the Grand Prize and Bonus Prize winners will be randomly selected on December 7, 2021. For the daily giveaways, the author will contact you directly to coordinate delivery. Print books for delivery within the US only, please.

Mary T. O’Sullivan

Mary O’Sullivan has over 30 years of leading, writing, and editing experience in the aerospace and defense industry. In each of her roles, she wrote entire sections of major defense-related proposals and business development material. Also, as a leader, she acted as a change agent, moving teams and individuals from status quo to higher levels of performance, through offering solutions focused on changing behaviors and fostering growth. She is also an experienced speaker and executive coach.

Currently, Mary is a weekly contributing writer to Rhode Island News Today, a daily digital news magazine. In addition, she regularly contributes her work to Providence Business News, as well as Arianna Huffington’s Thrive Global.

Mary is an International Coaching Federation Professional Certified Coach and a Society of Human Resource Management Senior Certified Professional. She is also a certified Appreciative Inquiry Practitioner and a certified EQ1-2.0 and EQ360 Practitioner.

In her leadership and executive coaching roles, Mary focuses on improving executive behaviors that impede high performance and enhance growth, such as soft skills, effective communication, and micro-bias awareness. She has successfully supported leaders such as attorneys, surgeons, pharmacists, and university professors, make career decisions that lead to success.

Her first book, The Leader You Don’t Want to Be: Transform Your Leadership Style from ‘Command and Control’ to ‘Transformative Visionary’ is now available at several Rhode Island booksellers and all digital bookselling outlets. Her companion book, The Field Guide, recently debuted on Amazon as a workbook to enhance the reader’s experience with the original book, offering practical, actionable steps to make a toxic workplace survivable.

Mary’s book is available at www.visionaryleaderbook.com where you’ll find a free download of the companion workbook. And you can visit her website here: https://www.encoreexecutivecoaching.com/

The book is based on the academic papers Mary wrote for her master’s degree and her university-based coach training, along with articles written for RINewsToday.com. Much of the subject matter is about Mary’s experience working in corporate America. She tells stories of the good, the bad, and the ugly side of working in large companies. Many are unbelievable stories you couldn’t make up (like chasing an original pen and ink signature because the reviewer refused to accept an electronic one. And the client was located in Spain! When the signature finally came in, the entire document was in Spanish.)  This story is but one of many Mary shares with her readers. Mary wrote this book to underline the perils and confusion of a bureaucratic organization and how people can easily get lost in the maze. 

Mary has generously offered to give away one copy of her book and the companion workbook. To be eligible, leave a comment below or answer the following question: What’s the worst job you ever had?

Join us on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11, from 9:00am to 3:00pm at the CROWNE PLAZA in Warwick for the 9th Annual Rhode Island Authors Expo!

RI Authors Showcase – Meet Belle DeCosta


Welcome to the Rhode Island Authors Showcase! Each day in November, this blog will feature a different Rhode Island author. Read the post and leave a comment and you are eligible to win this day’s giveaway!

Leave a comment every day this month for over 30 chances to win either our Grand Prize (a $250 Amazon gift card), our Bonus Prize (a $100 Amazon gift card), or a Cheer-Up Prize (amount to be determined), just in time for holiday shopping!

A winner will be randomly selected one week after the publication of the blog post, and the Grand Prize and Bonus Prize winners will be randomly selected on December 7, 2021. For the daily giveaways, the author will contact you directly to coordinate delivery. Print books for delivery within the US only, please.

Belle DeCosta

Belle A. DeCosta’s memoir, Echoes in the Mirror, was published in June 2020, and her short story, “An Introduction,” is featured in the 2020 ARIA Anthology, Hope. Her first novel, Treading Water, will be published soon by Stillwater Prublishing.

Belle 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 her grandson, 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.

Echoes in the Mirror

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 how life’s experiences have influenced the person they’ve 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 towards self-acceptance and peace.

You can find out more about Belle by visiting her website http://www.belledecosta.com

Belle has generously offered to gift a paperback copy of her book (within US only, please) to one winner. All you need to do to enter is answer this question: What would the title of your memoir be? Your comment also gives you an additional entry into our Grand Prize drawings.

Join us on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11, from 9:00am to 3:00pm at the CROWNE PLAZA in Warwick for the 9th Annual Rhode Island Authors Expo!

RI Authors Showcase – Meet Karen Petit


Welcome to the Rhode Island Authors Showcase! Each day in November, this blog will feature a different Rhode Island author. Read the post and leave a comment and you are eligible to win this day’s giveaway!

Leave a comment every day this month for over 30 chances to win either our Grand Prize (a $250 Amazon gift card), our Bonus Prize (a $100 Amazon gift card), or a Cheer-Up Prize (amount to be determined), just in time for holiday shopping!

A winner will be randomly selected one week after the publication of the blog post, and the Grand Prize and Bonus Prize winners will be randomly selected on December 7, 2021. For the daily giveaways, the author will contact you directly to coordinate delivery. Print books for delivery within the US only, please.

Dr. Karen Petit

Dr. Karen Petit is the author of four novels and two books of poetry. These books all contain Christian content, historic elements, pictures, dream/reality connections, romance, and suspenseful action. Karen loves to write, in addition to helping others to write. She teaches English courses and is the Writing Center Coordinator at the Community College of Rhode Island.  Her author website (www.drkarenpetit.com) has connections to her book websites and her blogs: a dream blog, a “Many Good Thanks” blog, a freedom blog, a sharing faith blog, a holiday blog, and an animal blog. Her first four books are novels; her fifth and sixth books are poetry:

  • Banking on Dreams has a lot of romance, ballroom dance scenes, and dream/reality connections. The protagonist works in a bank, meets an FBI agent, and uses lucid dreaming techniques to help her to overcome nightmares. 
  • Mayflower Dreams has a protagonist who embarks on a real journey and a “dream story” as she explores the history and culture of the Pilgrims. While fictional, this novel has historically accurate parts, such as the “Mayflower Compact,” 107 endnotes, 20 bible quotes, a Pilgrim Language section, and photos from Plymouth tourist attractions.
  • Roger Williams in an Elevator has a protagonist who becomes trapped in a partially destroyed building and helps people inside of eight different elevators: yelling, accounting, liberty, watery, fiery, falling, sharing, and hidden. The impact of Roger Williams on our society is seen in this novel’s content, in addition to its photos of statues and the Rhode Island State House.
  • Unhidden Pilgrims connects free speech to religious freedom, dreams to reality, and the present to the past with action-filled scenes and pictures of historic items in Providence, Rhode Island, and Plymouth, Massachusetts. The protagonist sometimes has to run, hide, and fight; at other times, she stands her ground, becomes visible, and shares her faith and her love.
  • Holidays Amaze has different poems focused on our amazing holidays and celebrations. The diverse poems in this book include maze poems, prayer poems, shaped poems, sonnets, and narratives.
  • Amazing Holiday Paws has poems for different holidays with connections between people and animals. There are maze poems, prayer poems, sonnets, narratives, animal photos, and D.C. photos. Here is a poem from page 149 of Amazing Holiday Paws:

In honor of Veterans’ Day, Karen has written a poem and she wants to share it with you:

Rainbows on Veterans Day
(November 11)

The D.C. monuments for veterans strong
were loved by tourists who were walking along
and remembering the actions of those
who had fought through rain to help us see rainbows.

Sergeant Stubby, a dog, won medals galore
for his help in battles of the First World War;
his biting attack of an enemy spy
ended in his promotion for his war cry.

Stubby very often did a dog salute:
when he saw soldiers do a human salute,
he would quickly raise his right paw up high
to position it above his right eye.

Courageous actions are done time and again
by veteran animals, women, and men;
many receive medals, like Simon the cat,
horses, pigeons, and dogs helping in combat.

The monuments and statues remind us all
of the courageous actions that did not stall,
but instead marched forth in a climate of war
on paws and feet to serve our country’s core.

When storming noise brings thunder, snow, and rain,
military animals all act humane,
and service humans all act animated,
so our tears of rain will be sun-gated.

Source of Poem: Karen Petit, Amazing Holiday Paws.
(Bloomington, IN: WestBow Press, 2020). 149.

Karen is offering a copy of Amazing Holiday Paws, and all you have to do to be eligible is leave a comment below. Print copy for US only, please. The winner will be chosen randomly a week from today, and Karen will coordinate delivery directly with you.

Join us on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11, from 9:00am to 3:00pm at the CROWNE PLAZA in Warwick for the 9th Annual Rhode Island Authors Expo!

 

RI Authors Showcase – Meet Elizabeth Devlin


Welcome to the Rhode Island Authors Showcase! Each day in November, this blog will feature a different Rhode Island author. Read the post and leave a comment and you are eligible to win this day’s giveaway!

Leave a comment every day this month for over 30 chances to win either our Grand Prize (a $250 Amazon gift card), our Bonus Prize (a $100 Amazon gift card), or a Cheer-Up Prize (amount to be determined), just in time for holiday shopping!

A winner will be randomly selected one week after the publication of the blog post, and the Grand Prize and Bonus Prize winners will be randomly selected on December 7, 2021. For the daily giveaways, the author will contact you directly to coordinate delivery. Print books for delivery within the US only, please.

Elizabeth Devlin

Elizabeth Devlin grew up sailing the waters of Narragansett Bay and never forgot it. After a doctorate from Oxford and years serving in U.S. embassies around the world, she returned to Rhode Island to teach at the Naval War College in Newport. She left that job to build a house with a view of the water so she could fulfill her lifelong ambition to write stories focused on what fires her passion. Home Waters is her sixth book, but the first she’s “let out into the world.”

Can you have fun while doing good? Enjoy a compelling story set on Narragansett Bay and 25% of all royalties go to Save the Bay, a member-supported nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and improving Narragansett Bay and all the waters that flow into it.

Here’s the premise: On windswept Narragansett Bay, an oceanographer and his personal nemesis—linked by two little girls—battle ecological disaster and their own demons.

World-famous oceanographer Becket Fallon plunged himself into work after his son’s death. But just when he discovers toxic algae threatens Narragansett Bay—and the entire East Coast—his sharp tongue costs him his research funding. And, as he struggles to find a solution, the three-year-old grandchildren he’s felt duty-bound to avoid show up on his doorstep … in the arms of their attractive step-aunt Lainey Carmichael.

When he refuses to take in the orphaned twins, Lainey makes him an irresistible offer: Let them stay for the summer, and she’ll secure fresh sponsors. Stunned when she succeeds, he loses himself in the environmental battle. He’s terrified he’ll only repeat past mistakes if he lets his new houseguests wriggle their way into his life and heart.

Can Becket save the ocean he loves … and the family he never felt he deserved? He has a deep hole in his heart … can his fight to protect the ocean fill it?

“When I first got the idea for this book,” Devlin says, “I enlisted the help of oceanographers at the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography to brainstorm ideas for a realistic threat to the bay. While Becket’s struggle for personal redemption is the heart of Home Waters, his story would not make sense without the Black Tide threat.”

Elizabeth is offering a physical copy of Home Waters or a $10 Amazon gift card to one lucky winner. Just answer this question in the comments section: What charitable organization is near and dear to your heart?

Join us on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11, from 9:00am to 3:00pm at the CROWNE PLAZA in Warwick for the 9th Annual Rhode Island Authors Expo!

RI Authors Showcase – Meet Risa Nyman


Welcome to the Rhode Island Authors Showcase! Each day in November, this blog will feature a different Rhode Island author. Read the post and leave a comment and you are eligible to win this day’s giveaway!

Leave a comment every day this month for over 30 chances to win either our Grand Prize (a $250 Amazon gift card), our Bonus Prize (a $100 Amazon gift card), or a Cheer-Up Prize (amount to be determined), just in time for holiday shopping!

A winner will be randomly selected one week after the publication of the blog post, and the Grand Prize and Bonus Prize winners will be randomly selected on December 7, 2021. For the daily giveaways, the author will contact you directly to coordinate delivery. Print books for delivery in the US only, please.

Risa Nyman

Risa Nyman was born in Boston and has the accent to prove it. Until a recent move to the Ocean State, Risa lived within ten miles of Boston for decades. 

She has worked as Executive Director and President of the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts and Chair of the Diversity Implementation Task Force for the League of Women Voters of the U.S. This nonpartisan organization works to promote active participation in our democracy. Risa has moderated candidates’ debates, organized voter registration drives, and get-out-the-vote campaigns. The League is the only direct descendant of the National Woman’s Suffrage Association and celebrated its 100th birthday in 2020, the year the 19th amendment giving women the right to vote was ratified.

Risa’s deep dive into creative writing started when she found three pennies in a neat stack in a completely empty apartment that belonged to her mother. It’s a long story. She was sure those magical pennies would make a great story. 

When not writing, you might find Risa reading, exercising or doing therapeutic ironing (yes, there is such a thing.)

How about these books??!! In Spooked by a Suspicion, Rocky is shocked when his mother announces her intention to marry Ted, a devious man with a devil’s beard, ominous eyebrows in constant motion, and black, beady eyes. A series of strange accidents convince Rocky that Ted is using evil powers against him, and he is determined to stop the marriage. When Ted arranges
to work at Rocky’s summer program, Rocky plots with his girlfriend Olive to expose Ted in an epic showdown.

In Swallowed by a Secret, 12-year-old Rocky’s father dies suddenly, and he learns the “his heart
stopped” story is bogus. Immediately after the funeral, his mother sticks the For-Sale sign in the lawn and whisks them out of town as if living there has become too dangerous. As his trust in his one remaining parent unravels, Rocky is determined to crack the secret about how his father
really died. For Rocky, the road to the truth involves eavesdropping, snooping, and listening to advice from his dead father who urges him on a risky journey. Will Rocky have to rethink who was the father he thought he knew? Sometimes it may be better to let a secret stay hidden.

Learn more about Risa by visiting her website: https://www.risanyman.com/

Follow her on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/risanymanauthor

Watch her book trailers! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzvTvbsocYg.  Swallowed by a Secret
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hmpp3RMgeQ Spooked by a Suspicion

Risa is giving away a signed copy of each of her books to one lucky winner! (US only)

To qualify, just answer this question: Can you keep a secret? No, really, can you??!

Join us on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11, from 9:00am to 3:00pm at the CROWNE PLAZA in Warwick for the 9th Annual Rhode Island Authors Expo!

RI Authors Showcase – Meet Tom Rankin


Welcome to the Rhode Island Authors Showcase! Each day in November, this blog will feature a different Rhode Island author. Read the post and leave a comment and you are eligible to win this day’s giveaway!

Leave a comment every day this month for over 30 chances to win either our Grand Prize (a $200 Amazon gift card), our Bonus Prize (a $100 Amazon gift card), or a Cheer-Up Prize (amount to be determined), just in time for holiday shopping!

A winner will be randomly selected one week after the publication of the blog post, and the Grand Prize and Bonus Prize winners will be randomly selected on December 7, 2021. For the daily giveaways, the author will contact you directly to coordinate delivery. Print books for delivery within the US only, please.

Tom Rankin

The author of four fantasy novels, The Valerian Series, (as T.R. Rankin), Tom is currently in the process of publishing a historical fiction novel. In addition to that, he’s been writing nautically-themed historical murder mysteries.

Tom is offering a digital copy of the first novella in his Matthew and Martha Mystery series, Murder in the Limelight. Based on an actual event, the story takes place on Martha’s Vineyard in November 1898 after the Great Portland Gale has decimated the North East coast. When a body is found aboard a wrecked and burning lime schooner and the remainder of the crew turn up on Captain Matthew Reynolds’ yacht, he and the recently widowed Martha Dickinson find themselves caught up in a mystery involving drug smuggling, tax evasion, fraud, and finally murder. Add in a bit of romance and Murder in the Limelight keeps readers guessing — and page turning — right to the very end.

Follow Tom’s blog here! https://trankincom.wordpress.com/

All you have to do to qualify today is answer this question: If you could live during a time in history, which time period would you choose?

Join us on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11, from 9:00am to 3:00pm at the CROWNE PLAZA in Warwick for the 9th Annual Rhode Island Authors Expo!

RI Authors Showcase – Meet Lisa D’Elena-Borges


Welcome to the Rhode Island Authors Showcase! Each day in November, this blog will feature a different Rhode Island author. Read the post and leave a comment and you are eligible to win this day’s giveaway!

Leave a comment every day this month for over 30 chances to win either our Grand Prize (a $250 Amazon gift card), our Bonus Prize (a $100 Amazon gift card), or a Cheer-Up Prize (amount to be determined), just in time for holiday shopping!

A winner will be randomly selected one week after the publication of the blog post, and the Grand Prize and Bonus Prize winners will be randomly selected on December 7, 2021. For the daily giveaways, the author will contact you directly to coordinate delivery. Print books for delivery within the US only, please.

Lisa E’Elena-Borges

Lisa D’Elena-Borges had a career in the communications field that spanned over 25 years, mainly working in radio in New England. Changing career paths and dipping her toes into writing, Lisa made her debut book a personal story. Lisa lives in Warren, Rhode Island.

In her new book Life in the Fat Lane, author Lisa D’Elena-Borges tells the story of her own personal struggle to lose weight and keep it off in a world that is almost too crazy and hectic to allow it.

Spending decades of her life trying to find the balance between marriage, children, career, and staying healthy, the author shares intimate details of her personal struggles and triumphs with raw emotion, honesty, and even a little humor. Lisa tells stories about things that we all think about, but nobody will talk about, such as the struggles of dining out, the nightmares of shopping, airplane seats, amusement parks, and turnstiles. And ultimately, it explains not only how the world perceives and judges plus-sized people every day, but how they judge themselves.

“Life in the Fat Lane” was written for anyone who may be facing a personal struggle and working to overcome it. Whether you have had your own weight loss struggles in the past or are looking to begin losing weight now, this book and Lisa’s journey to acceptance is destined to entertain, touch, and inspire you.

You can order Lisa’s book through the publisher here: https://www.stillwaterbooksri.com/life-ft-lane or through Amazon here: https://tinyurl.com/6um2ejd5

Lisa is gifting a $15 Dunkin’ Donuts gift card to one lucky winner. Just answer the following question: What is your favorite hot beverage?

Join us on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11, from 9:00am to 3:00pm at the CROWNE PLAZA in Warwick for the 9th Annual Rhode Island Authors Expo!