Dedicated To Books | Valentina Cirasola | Author and Designer

In the midst of this surreal life we are all living, we must keep doing things for the sake of our sanity and maybe doing things that will reshape our future. I am seeing many people who are creating new things, new life paths, new programs, and even new entrepreneurial careers. I am one of them. Thanks to my strong will, I saw a way to reshape my work. I am devoting all my time to design a study program directed to people who want to learn to be their own interior designer and learn from me every possible strategy to decorate or remodel their home. It will happen next year.
The next project is a new non-fiction book about the relation between nature and the interiors of a home. I am pushing to publish it by November 2020. 

This week, I read some blogs I missed when they were published. Authors never stop thinking, every moment is a good time to put “words on paper” as we used to say, or at least when the inspiration comes.

Author Sally Cronin features a few authors every six weeks and includes reviews they have received from others. She is so precise featuring and including everyone she knows in her Smorgasbord Blog Café. I read a lot of excellent reviews and I am so honored to be enumerated among so many talented, successful Authors.
Here you can read about every author featured.
https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/smorgasbord-cafe-and-bookstore-free-author-promotion/

Last month, I was featured among hundreds of authors in Sally’s circle who received new reviews, mine was on a travel narrative book I wrote a year ago:
The Road To Top Of The World. 

 

(Click on each photo to view and read the review in larger prints)

 

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Sally Cronin featured my books for the first time, in August 2019, with an article she selected from my blog archive: Is There A Trick in Fennel And Wine? (2011) -Valentina Cirasola.  That was fun and then she featured additional three articles she found interesting. I am extremely grateful to Sally, she is such a kind and generous person with her time.
Sally is a storyteller, wrote many books on a variety of subjects, health, and fiction, including four collections of short stories. She is a great promoter of other people’s work.

Visit Author Sally Cronin on Amazon Author’s Page and on Goodreads

Thanks again Sally for your dedication to books and authors, my gratitude is immense.

My life in 2020 – What life? I was robbed of one year, this coming October I will turn my birthday off.
My friends are locked in within the coziness of their homes and are keeping distant as ordered 😱 and some other friends even have moved out of burning, tumultuous California.
Everyone I know is working from home and no one knows when and if they will return to be part of society as we knew it before the pandemic. Some people commute 4 hours round trip to work, I am sure they don’t look forward to starting that again.
Social life is almost inexistent, towns seem deserted, stores are open and empty of customers, I guess buying online has become easier, at least we don’t have to wear a mask. Not much is going on. My Honduran hairdresser comes to my home to do my hair.
I even watched two Operas from home. I paid a fee to be sitting in front of my computer dressed in short pants to watch the Operas streaming.
The Opera of course was good, I didn’t like the experience, the atmosphere of the Opera was lost.
My family lives in Italy, thanks to free WhatsApp video I can see and talk to them almost every day.
The TV station where I produce my TV shows is still closed. The travel bug is eating me up.

I look forward to new challenges in a new shaped life, maybe I will meet new friends close and far, the internet has been a saver for sure. Ciao,
Valentina
Amazon Author’s Page

Copyright © 2020 Valentina Cirasola, All Rights Reserved

ValValentina Cirasola is an interior-fashion designer, author of 5 published books, a storyteller, and a blogger of many years. She has conceived a few new books of various subjects to which she is working simultaneously. Her books are non-fictional practical ideas to apply in the home, fashion, cooking, and travel. She never gives up trying new things and doesn’t fear failure. Some years ago, Valentina became a TV producer/host producing shows under her label: Valentina Design Universe. The goal of her shows is to entertain, inspire and inform, while she is living her passion.
Get a copy of her books here: Amazon and Barnes&Noble

 

24 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Marje @ Kyrosmagica
    Sep 26, 2020 @ 11:20:17

    Lovely to see Sally getting some well deserved thanks here Valentina. And your optimism in adversity is heartening to see. ❤ x

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  2. dgkaye
    Sep 25, 2020 @ 21:40:51

    I love your optimism and your raw honesty about how much the virus has changed many of our lives to seclusion. You are always uplifting to read Valentina. And wonderful to see Sally getting some great recognition here today. Hugs xx

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  3. CarolCooks2
    Sep 24, 2020 @ 22:39:53

    Lovely to see Sally showcased here..she is a star…I also admire your philosophy on life to never give up..be well and stay safe 🙂

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  4. Smorgasbord - Variety is the Spice of Life.
    Sep 24, 2020 @ 21:21:59

    Reblogged this on Smorgasbord Blog Magazine and commented:
    Very touched by a lovely post by Valentina Cirasola on her blog with mention of the Cafe and Bookstore and my own books.. If you have not met Valentina before she has amazing websites dedicated to bringing colour and design into our lives.

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  5. Smorgasbord - Variety is the Spice of Life.
    Sep 24, 2020 @ 21:18:07

    Thank you so much Valentina for the lovely profile and introduction I am very touched and honoured. This year has been very strange but the colour you share brightens all our lives. We were due to be in Malta for an early celebration of our 40th and cancelled.. but we will celebrate just the two of us in a few weeks time. The important thing is that we are safe… Thank you again for the lovely surprise..♥♥

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  6. James J. Cudney IV (Jay)
    Sep 24, 2020 @ 19:06:19

    A wonderful outlook despite everything going on… sharing your post.

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