This Writers’ Wednesday cannot go by without sharing the awesome time I had with the U.S. Navy at Naval Support Activity Naples. It has been an illuminating, educational and truly enjoyable author appearance in Italy.
Book sales and signings aside, I was welcomed by the troops and civilian support staff as if I were an old friend. My visit happened to coincide with the awful bombing in Boston. Security was tight but once inside the gates, I felt at home, complete with food court, bowling alley and shopping mall.
Special thanks must be given to my new BFF, Lisa OC, for opening the door and to Ciro G for leading the way and serving as host extraordinaire, along with the tireless efforts of bookstore supervisor Francesca. She is such a great sales cheerleader that I may need to take her on the road. The Petty Officers and Airmen I met along the way just made my day with their enthusiasm and smiles, especially MC3 Williams and A1C Rowse for a great day back on the air at AFN Naples radio. I can’t wait to return…if you’ll have me!