The tightrope walker gingerly takes one step at a time, Below him, cities are bombed by missiles launched from far and wide, The children cry for their fathers who were left behind, The mothers clutch their children and wonder where their futures lie. The tightrope walker takes another step as the rope beneath him shakes, His divided country judges every step and for him to … Continue reading Ukraine

Discussion Questions for The Bayman’s Daughter

1. What were some of the most emotional parts of the book for you? 2. What did you take away from this book that is relevant to our world/society today? 3. Were you interested right from the start of the novel or was it a slow burn? 4. Were there any standout words of wisdom that made you pause and think about your own life? … Continue reading Discussion Questions for The Bayman’s Daughter

Basic Needs

We are taught that humans have basic physical needs in order to sustain life: air, water, food, shelter, and warmth. It has been my experience that there are also basic emotional needs that are necessary in order to sustain a healthy relationship. As an author when I am developing characters for my novels, relationships have to be explored, developed, and, in some cases, sustained. The … Continue reading Basic Needs

The Bayman’s Daughter by Theresa Dodaro

Imagine going back in time, one hundred years, from 2012 to 1912, and then living through the years in-between, knowing what will occur. A young man will have to leave behind, his parents, brothers, friends, and the life he knew in 2012 in order to find the woman he is destined to live his life with in 1912. When an old man tells him that … Continue reading The Bayman’s Daughter by Theresa Dodaro

The Women Behind The Porcelain Doll: My Inspiration

Her name was Regina and she was the first woman whose story inspired me to write The Porcelain Doll.  She once worked in the main office of my children’s elementary school.  Every year, on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, she volunteered at The Edwards’ Homestead in Sayville for their Christmas open house.  Regina would tell visitors about her childhood in Germany.  Surrounded by spinning advent pyramids … Continue reading The Women Behind The Porcelain Doll: My Inspiration