Monday, October 24, 2016

Beaver Falls Library Event

This past Saturday I had the honor of attending a local author event at the Carnegie Free Library of Beaver Falls. Looming high over its surrounding buildings, the Carnegie Free Library is a beautiful, massive chunk of Beaver Falls history. Its interior matched its exemplary exterior as well with its high ceilings and vast rooms.

My booth was stationed in the smaller area designated of teens/young adults, and I was placed next to many wonderful, talented, and kind authors. This event was a great opportunity to mingle with fellow authors and learn about their lives and writings. Their accomplishments inspire me to continue to pursue my passion of writing, exemplifying the fact that it's hard work and dedication, you can achieve anything you set your mind to (despite being a cliche),

At the event, I was able to sell a few of my novels, but that was not the point in attending--I was able to meet wonderful readers and prospective writers who were encouraging and uplifting.  Met people seeking knowledge about the craft of writing and was able to share my experiences with them, hopefully giving them enough insight and inspiration to pursue a project they've been brainstorming for years but haven't yet had the courage to begin.

This was the second library event that I have attended and I hope I made it clear to the administration of this event that I would be delighted to participate in any other activities the library has in store. Communicating and mingling with other people who are as interested in writing as I am fills me with a sense of purpose and demonstrates that there are others like me who share the same burning desire to put words to paper, and that fact alone is enough to renew my faith in humanity and to remember that creativity still exists amongst the terror that often consumes our world.

Again, thank you to everyone who made the event possible and I look forward to seeing those smiling, familiar faces in the near future.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Stephani's Puppy Pastries

Hi everyone! I have recently begun a small business selling homemade dog biscuits called Stephani's Puppy Pastries. I baked the first two batches today and they turned out great! There are nine flavors total and hopefully by the end of this week they will be ready to sell. Unfortunately right now shipping is not available, but if you are in the Ellwood City, Pa area we could do a meet up or a pick up! Here is the link to the Facebook page where I will be posting information on the treats and how to order. Thanks :)

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

She Searched For the Stars

She searched for the stars
But only darkness she found
She spent time looking up
Although never around

She reached for the moon
But her arms were too short
So she quickly looked round
To find things for support

She stood on a ladder
And looked all around
But she nearly forgot
All the things on the ground

She flew high in the clouds
And the planets she kissed
But she looked down and saw
All the things she had missed

Copyright 2016 Stephani Damato