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Please join me at the Book Launch for Reawakening, the final book of The Tin Box Trilogy!  It will be held at Turn of the Corkscrew Books & Wine, 110 N. Park Avenue, Rockville Center, NY on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 7 p.m.  Hope to see you there!!!!

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

Women’s Literature (Book Club Literature) –
Unpublished Novel

Issy and Rachel are two girls growing up in East Prussia when WWII turns their world upside down. Years later, Issy’s granddaughter, Jace, comes to visit her in the Great Smoky Mountains and records Issy’s story while trying to find a new direction for her own life. Grandmother and Granddaughter share a special bond as Issy tells Jace about her life. Neither of them realize that their time together is limited and that they are both as fragile as porcelain dolls.

 

Copies of The Tin Box Secret,  The Hope Chest, and Reawakening are now available for sale at discounted prices at The Holiday House Company @ 122 Main Street, Sayville!  http://theholidayhousecompany.com/ and at Turn of the Corkscrew Books & Wine @ 110 N. Park Avenue, Rockville Center, New York http://turnofthecorkscrew.com/.

Turn of the Corkscrew

 

The Tin Box Trilogy

Interview:

Theresa Dodaro – A Sayville Author of The Tin Box Trilogy