Meet and Greet at Bank Square Books & Savoy Bookshop and Cafe

Debra Zannelli
6:05 AM (6 hours ago)
to me

Sunday was quiet. I sold enough books to make the trip worthwhile but most importantly I meet my old boss. I worked for her for many years. She was so kind when I found out I had a brain tumor, helping me get permission to return to work part time while keeping my position after already having a two month recovery period. She was there when I had my first seizure and applauded my decision to retire when I was moving to RI. At my retirement party she told me it was time for me to chase my dream, publish the book I wrote while recovering and start writing again. Sometimes you need a gentle push and a reminder, it’s never too late. I can’t say enough about how great it was to see her again.

BankSquare Books and Savoy Cafe

As the day approaches, I just want to remind you to come this Sunday. It will be nice to talk with friends and to make new friends.

SAVOY: Debra Zannelli (Darkness and Light, Vampires) Author Signing

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My Books
Darkness and Light Series:
Dark Night of the Soul
A Darkness Descending
Where There Was Darkness
Darkness and Light, The Hunter
Darkness and Light, Vampires

Sister World Trilogy:
Sister World, The Arrival
Sister World, The Fight for Earth

and Peacedale for children


I was honored to have my poem “The Journey” included in the anthology. I was even more honored when reading the other poems. Last night, at the kick-off event, I listened to many read their poems. It was hard reading mine. I wrote The Journey on the year anniversary of my mothers death. It’s a homage to what we sometimes take for granted. To be fair and honest I will admit we argued, there were things we did not agree on. Sometimes I was wrong, sometimes I wasn’t, but the important lesson I learned was is it didn’t matter. We loved each other. At the end, when I said goodbye, it’s the times she held my hand, helped me understand a sometimes cruel world. I am glad I held her in my arms as she passed. I can only hope she heard me tell her how much she helped me on the journey that is my life.


It’s simple but I think I should let you know the site is simply


My short story, “The Quiet One” is now available on the Please check it out and spread the word.

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Its the time to use fresh strawberries and rhubarb to make a great desert that goes well with vanilla ice cream

Strawberry Rhubarb Crunch

1 c.  white sugar                                             3 tbsp. flour

3 c. chopped fresh strawberries                  3 c. diced rhubarb (the smaller the better)


1 ½ c. flour                                                     1 c brown sugar                  

10 tbsp 1 ¼ stick butter                               1 c. rolled oats

Preheat oven to 375 D.

In a large bowl, mix white sugar, 3 tbsps. flour, strawberries, and rhubarb.  Place in a 9X13 baking dish.

Mix 1 ½ c. flour, brown sugar, butter and oats until crumbly.   Crumble on top of rhubarb/strawberry mixture.

Bake 45 minutes or until crisp and lightly browned

Read a good book while enjoying the recipe is my recommendation. Try Sister World, The Arrival. Two tasty treats


I am proud to say that my short story ‘The Quiet One’ has been accepted by DarkWater Literary magazine. I’ll let you know when it will be available. I have to say my sister ask me if it was true. I’m not telling.

My poem “The Journey” has been accepted in the Rhode Island Bards Anthology. There will be a book launch On June 28th at the Courtyard Providence which means it’s in Warwick. There’s a $5.00 cover charge. I hope you’ll join me.

Good News

My poem, The Journey, has been accepted in this years Rhode Island Bards Poetry Review. The launch event will be held at the Courtyard Providence, which of course is in Warwick. It will be held on June 28th at 7:30, doors open at 7. There is a $5.00 cover charge.

My short story , The Quiet One, will be published the DarkWinter Literary Magazine. Things are looking up.


I just sent my latest manuscript to an editor. I think it’s time to make it as polished as I can. It will always be closest to my heart. As I sat at the kitchen table, head feeling like it was splitting in two, when walking to the bathroom was the biggest challenge of my day, I began to think of all those people whose challenges are so much greater than mine. Always wanting to be a man as the women of my generation were powerless, I dreamt of being the man strong enough to face the worst life could give him. I’m glad I didn’t live his life, grateful my challenges have been relatively easy and I’ve moved beyond them. I wish I could recognize evil as he does, and be able to make the differences he makes.