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Published on May 20, 2017 and currently available on Amazon (The Final Book in the Tin Box Trilogy):
The Tin Box Secret, was published in October 2015 and is currently available at Amazon.com. The second book, The Hope Chest, was published in July 2016 and is also currently available at Amazon.com. The publishing process for the third book, Reawakening, has already begun and a publication date of May 2017 is expected.
Theresa started writing her blog, Raising Drama, when her children became teenagers. The blog expanded to include stories she wrote about her ancestors’ lives, the struggles of watching her mother suffer from Memory Loss, and stories about her beloved pets, Daisy and Duke.
On Facebook, you can find her at: The Tin Box Secret, or you can become “FB friends” with the main character of the story, Julie Ventura (Just look for the Flower Power image in the profile picture).
Theresa Dodaro grew up on Long Island, New York, and graduated from Stony Brook University before working in Publishing and Marketing.
The trilogy was inspired by Kate Chopin’s The Awakening, which was published in 1899. It was thought to be so inappropriate for women to read that it was ordered to be taken off of bookshelves. Kate Chopin’s work of fiction affected Theresa greatly when she read it in college. The idea of the lack of choice that women experienced in centuries past, motivated her to write this trilogy to inspire women, young and old alike, to appreciate the choices that they do have today.
Through her writing, Theresa hopes to pass along the message that no matter what has happened to you in the past, there is one choice that cannot be taken away from you. You can choose to let the past destroy you, or you can choose to survive and thrive in spite of it.
Current Writing Projects: (Looking for a Literary Agent and Publisher for these projects)
The Porcelain Doll about two girls, one Catholic and one Jewish, growing up in East Prussia in the 1940s.
A Generation Saga about two Italian families through the ages and culminating in the birth of a child in New York in 1930.
Signed copies of The Tin Box Secret and The Hope Chest are now available for sale at The Holiday House Company @ 122 Main Street, Sayville! www.theholidayhousecompany.com