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


You know those mornings when you wake up feeling tired?  Whether if it’s because you didn’t sleep well or because you are just catching up on lack of sleep, but haven’t quite caught up yet? Then, finally, one morning you awake and you can feel the energy pulsing through your body!  You feel the electricity as it makes its way to your fingertips and you … Continue reading Energy

My First Writer’s Digest Conference #WDC17

My First Writer’s Digest Conference #WDC17 I wanted to share with you some things that I learned about myself after attending my first, ever, Writer’s Conference. 1. I am a “pantser,” no not a German tank, I suppose I “fly by the seat of my pants.” I am the type of writer who writes without a plan. Those other more organized writers are known as … Continue reading My First Writer’s Digest Conference #WDC17