‘Post-It’ and pass on Giveaway

'Post it' and pass on The Vast Landscape Giveaway

In the spirit of The Giving Keys when you win the paperback copy of THE VAST LANDSCAPE at some point you must give it away. Leave a ‘post it’ inside with a quote or word that inspired you. Send a picture of the ‘post it’ to my FB. author page Jackie Cioffa and voila, “The Vast Landscape” becomes our story.

#payitforward

“The Vast Landscape” signed paperback copy + ‘Post-Its’ Giveaway

Check out Jackie Cioffa’s author page on Facebook for details.

Good luck and happy sharing.

Coming in Hot

BOOK REVIEWS-5

A gorgeous 5 Star Review that describes in detail the beauty and complexity that is “Georgia Pine” The perfect synopsis, with a Kristin Hannah and Penny Vincenzi mention. This book’s author is in excellent company.

“Georgia Pine” – love the name, love the character, love the novel!

“For those of you who fell in love with Harry in “The Vast Landscape” and wanted the saga to continue, Jacqueline Cioffa has answered your call with her new novel, “Georgia Pine”. It continues the story of Harrison, Zack and their daughter Addie and her 4 girls – each one uniquely searching for her own happiness. Interwoven into this is the story of the narrator, who, after an accident that has left her permanently physically disabled, is able to escape her broken body into the vast landscape of her imagination. And in so doing unwittingly inspires a reader, who is walking a tightrope between living and dying, to opt for hope. Another great read from Ms. Cioffa! She continues to top my list, along with Kristin Hannah and Penny Vincenzi.”

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00T270L88

http://pennyvincenzi.com

http://kristinhannah.com/content/index.php

On the Walk

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Last night ‘on the walk’ Lupe and I saw a shadow in the midnight black, bone-chilling distance. An elderly man lying helpless in the snow, black cold, car door wide open, -7 degrees below. He lives two doors down, a neighbor and I don’t know him at all. I tried to lift him with my will, powerless to pull him up by myself. I stayed close,  reassuring him he’d be alright. My mind spinning, trying to figure out what to do. I finally bolted next door for help. Together Roberta (go Roberta) and I got him into his car back to semi-safety and warmth, nearly frozen. All because he wanted a pizza from Pizza Hut, his dignity and independence. I’m sad. I’m sorry for the millions of lonely people, elders with no one looking out for them. Nobody hardly knows or cares they exist. Ass frozen, bones cracking, all ninety pounds of the man matters, he has a story. Same as I, same as you. I’m no saint, no do-gooder just a person trying to survive with a shred of decency.

I am however hyper aware.

I understand how excruciatingly painful, palpable the loneliness feels even while surrounded and cocooned by deep love. My mother, an old woman now (I hate admitting that) anxiously watches out the window, awaiting my safe return. I know how blessed I am to look towards the house, to glimpse the shadow of a small person looking out. I smile inside, relax my breath. I know with absolute certainty one person is missing me when I’m gone.

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Sometimes, I go away without leaving the insulated safety net of a home-built on fierce, ferocious, all-encompassing Mother-love. Sometimes I go away terrified I won’t find my way back. No matter how far I travel, the heart always knows instinctively the way home.

I’ll be more mindful now when I pass.

“Let There Be. Light. Let There Be.%22 #TheVastLandscape #quotables-2

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GEORGIA PINE Reader Reviews

BOOK REVIEWS-5

‘My copy arrived in time for the Holiday weekend – I could barely focus on anything else – JC delivers again. Spectacular, I could picture myself @ The Cove – and I’m not sure New Orleans will ever be the same for me..

Thanks Jackie for sharing your brilliant mind with us again – and I’m holding out hope for another…’

‘Such a great Author..
Read the Vast Landscape,which was so heartfelt.. Which was a book I could not put down.Georgia Pine is a sequel to the story and as well a great Book…Thank You Jacqueline Cioffa for writing such Awesome words.’

“Well you did it again Jackie congratulations on an awesome book! I loved Georgia Pine and had to reassure the twins I was indeed ok as I sobbed finishing it today. You my friend are an incredible writer.”

Novelty News In Brief

And they say small towns are ‘going away’. Not mine.

‪#‎Merica‬ ‪#‎smalltowns ‪#‎shoplocal‬

IN BRIEF

http://auburnpub.com/lifestyles/auburn-native-releases-her-second-book-plans-local-signing/article_b02a3aa8-6c7b-5319-b67d-7d8e2dc96a8f.html

 ‘I cannot forget the people who love me

Yeah, I can be myself here in this small town 

And people let me be just what I want to be’– John Mellencamp

– Small Town Lyrics