Dreams really do come true…

Yesterday was an amazing day for me.  Well, also into the night as I was like a kid on Christmas morning and couldn’t sleep.  To the point where my editor, Kari who was getting lots of excited emails from me finally told me to go to bed!   The day started with the publication of my memoir At Least You’re in Tuscany, followed by the wonderful follow-up of emails from tons of friends and family.  So many of you have been on this journey with me, so it feels really great to be able to share it with you.  Also, I have to admit that I was wrong about Facebook.  While I was in the kicking and screaming camp of not wanting to do a page, I have been connecting with so many wonderful people that I finally had the aha! moment.  For someone like me who is terrible about keeping in touch, it really is a fabulous medium!

Thanks to all of you who have sent me notes saying you are already reading and enjoying the book.  And thanks to my sensational publishers at Gemelli Press, Kari and Michelle, who have been coaching me and guiding me in this process.

So here’s the link if you want to take a closer look.  And if you do read it, please let me know if you like it.  When the hardcover is out in a few weeks, I’ll put that up as well.  I know some of you are like me and just need the scent and feel of a real book!  I may have done facebook, but I still need to feel pages under my fingertips.  Baby Steps!!!  Happy Reading!

At Least You’re in Tuscany

11 thoughts on “Dreams really do come true…

  1. Thanks for the link. Let me know when the hard copy is available I want to buy a couple. Downloaded ebook already. Going to start reading tonight. Pam MacGillivray Pam MacGillivray Home 847-358-2761 Cell 847-846-1340 pammacgillivray@comcast.net This e-mail is confidential and meant only for the intended recipient.

  2. Congratulations! Love the cover. I too love real books (and therefore don’t have a Kindle or anything else like that) and will have to buy a copy when it comes out. 🙂

  3. Hi Jennifer:
    I’ve been following your blog for quite some time and was excited to see that your book had finally been released. I read the ebook over the weekend and girlfriend you’ve got a hit. I thought it was fabulous, you are officially my hero! I wish I had half your courage! I also plan to write a review on Amazon.

  4. Thanks so much, Phyllis!! And thanks for doing a review for amazon. I am hoping to spread the word, so I am thrilled you enjoyed it!!! 🙂

  5. Hiya

    I have been reading your book (I am up to your birthday drinks) and just wanted to mention what a great read it is.

    Having recently moved to Italy myself I can associate with many of the challenges you write about, especially being able to get certain food items. I too was dismayed at the locals not eating any of the corn that grows *everywhere*. I was told by a neighbour only the crazy people in the south eat it fresco.

    I think just last week I broke though the “An outsider” barrier. I have started to be able to have small conversations with the neighbours and shop keepers. The Italian still has a while to go 🙂

    Congrats on the book and I’ll definitely leave a review on Amazon when I am done.

  6. thanks so much!!! Glad you can relate to the story! It sometimes feels like we are alone when we do these big leaps. Your note was a nice reminder that we are all in the same boat!! The Italian will get better, I promise! 🙂

  7. Hi Jennifer. I read your book and as an expat in Rome I could relate to so many of your observations about Italian life. I don’t know how many times I turned to my husband and and said, “See, she has noticed it too!” It was a great read. BTW, the Nobile is my favorite wine too.

  8. Hi and thanks! I am glad you connected with the story! I just checked out your blog too! It’s always good to read the adventures of fellow expats… From one Vino Nobile lover to another!! 🙂

  9. Hi Jennifer. My dream as of late, is to go to Italy. Top on my bucket list, or I should say “was”. As I was researching Italy I came across your book. I immediately purchased it and read it, ever so slowly, as I honestly felt I was in Tuscany, with you! I loved the book. While I was reading it I came to realize that walking, hills, would be next to impossible for me. Thank you for sharing your first year journey with me. I feel as if I was right along with you. I am also enjoying reading your blog, so keep em coming!

  10. Hi Vicky. Thanks so much for your note. I am happy you connected with the book. I do hope you come to Italy. Yes, the hills are challenging but there are ways to get around them and there is much you can do without climbing too much!! If you have a moment to put up review on Amazon, I would love that. Rave reviews are so appreciated. I am working on my next book now and it should be out some time this year. Thanks for following the adventures!! xx

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