Press Releases

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Contact: Victoria C. Slotto

Email: Victoria@victoriacslotto.com

 

Victoria C. Slotto announces the release of The Sin of His Father

Enter the convoluted mind of a young man who learns his father was a rapist—a story of the healing power of forgiveness.

 With a unique perspective, and a well-honed voice, Victoria C. Slotto draws the reader into the soul of a conflicted man. How will his mother’s death bed confession impact his life? How will he find peace?

 “Your father didn’t leave us, Mattie. I was raped.” These words, uttered by his mother on her deathbed, propel Matt Maxwell into the fear that he could become like this man he never knew. Abandoning the woman he loved, his closest friend, and a lifestyle that suits him well, Matt makes choices that open him to an unlikely friendship and a new relationship with the God of his youth. However, the terrible secret he harbors eventually takes him down a path of self-destruction and alcoholism. What will it take to embrace his truth, accept himself and his past, and discover peace in the power of forgiveness and love?

Victoria C. Slotto, a former nun, and hospice nurse, calls upon her background to weave The Sin of His Father. In her first foray into the Christian Fiction market, Victoria draws upon her talent as a poet and novelist to tell the story of Matt, a story of redemption through forgiveness.

In addition to poetry and short stories published in various literary journals, Victoria is the author of Winter is Past, a novel of inspirational fiction, Beating the Odds—Support for Persons with Early Stage Dementia, a Kindle Single and Jacaranda Rain: Collected Poems 2012, all available at amazon.com.

 Critics Weigh In

Beautifully written, this book takes you on a journey from an event that changed the life of a man, to the most powerful gift of all, forgiveness. The author brings the story alive to the reader so that we all can identify with the story, we all have a chance to assess our own beginnings.

Judy Haar, Author, For I Am With You

Victoria Slotto’s characters reveal their demons and paralyzing conflicts as she guides them with a deft hand through the life-altering consequences of deceit, addiction and forgiveness. This novel is for anyone who seeks confirmation that exposing one’s darkest fears to the light can beget silver linings.

Celia Scully, co-author with Thomas Scully,MD, Playing God: The New World of Medical Choices

About Victoria C. Slotto

Victoria attributes her writing influences to her spirituality, her dealings with grief and loss, and nature. Having spent twenty-eight years as a nun, Victoria left the convent, but continued to work in the fields of death and dying. Victoria connects with her readers on an intimate level and to enter into the mind of those who suffer. She resides in Reno, Nevada, with her husband and two dogs and spends time in Palm Desert California. The Sin of His Father is published by Jacaranda Rain Publishing.

Victoria C. Slotto can be reached at Victoria@victoriacslotto.com

She maintains a writing blog: https://liv2write2day.wordpress.com and a Christian blog: http://andknowthatiam.wordpress.com

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For Immediate Release

Contact: Victoria C. Slotto

Email: Victoria@VictoriaCSlotto.com

 

 

Victoria C. Slotto announces the release of Winter is Past

Enter a world where achieving inner strength and surviving the odds are possible

With a talent and voice unlike any other, Victoria C. Slotto captures the reader’s heart and mind with a tale of overcoming personal hardships and struggling with one of life’s most difficult questions, “What if…?”

What does a woman—a fearful woman—do when all she holds dear is in danger of being lost? Victoria C. Slotto’s romantic drama, Winter is Past, explores the depths of joy and sorrow women face and the paths that women find through fear.

Winter is Past explores Claire’s story, a woman with a perfect life—a husband she loves, friends, and meaningful work. As life changes around her, she shows us the strength of her spirit, as well as her belief.

Victoria C. Slotto, a former hospice nurse and a kidney transplant survivor, speaks from experience as she writes Claire’s story. But Winter is Past is not a memoir by any stretch; it is a story written by an accomplished poet and essayist.Victoria’s poems and short stories have been published in several magazines and journals since 2005.

The Plot of Winter is Past

After receiving a kidney from her best friend, Claire has a renewed delight in life. This newfound happiness is put on hold when she discovers Kathryn has cancer in her remaining kidney. To cope with a possible loss, Claire is forced to face a source of fear that has haunted her from early in life. Throughout her journey she will uncover an inner strength and survive the unthinkable. Claire’s fear is every woman’s fear. Her question is every woman’s—can she survive?

Critics Weigh In

Critics have already weighed in with reviews. Jean Davenport describes the novel as “A beautifully written and purposeful exploration of the meaning of life through love, loss and rebirth. The journey of Claire makes us all appreciate the fragile string our lives are attached to and how each event makes all worth living. A great read!”

Winter is Past was released December 2011 and is available in both print and e-book formats via most online retailers.

About Victoria C. Slotto

Victoria attributes her writing influences to her spirituality, her dealings with grief and loss, and nature. Having spent twenty eight years as a nun, Victoria left the convent but continued to work as a nurse in the fields of death and dying, Victoria has seen and experienced much. Because of her experience, Victoria is able to connect with her audience on an intimate level. She resides in Reno, Nevada, with her husband and two dogs and spends several months of the year in Palm Desert, California. Winter is Past is her first book published by Lucky Bat Books.

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Victoria C. Slotto can be reached at victoria@victoriacslotto.com,  She blogs at https://liv2write2day.wordpress.com/ and at her website, http://victoriacslotto.com/

Winter is Past is published by Lucky Bat Books, a revolutionary publishing house for today’s writers, and a cutting edge leader in providing print, e-book and marketing expertise to authors of both fiction and nonfiction. Headquartered in Reno, Nevada, Lucky Bat Books is accessible on the Web at LuckyBatBooks.com and available via email at info@luckybatbooks.com.

10 thoughts on “Press Releases

  1. Pat Cegan says:

    I loved your book so much that I stayed up almost all night reading it. I had to finish it the next day and was sorry afterwards I had gobbled it up like a box of chocolates. Your writing style is gentle, moving, and yet strong. Your story kept me captivated from the first page. My only suggestion is to hurry up and get the next one out so I can wolf that one down, too! Really, Victoria, the book is lovely and touching. It makes me want to have a cup of tea with you and get to know you better. Best of luck with it and the others that are sure to come. Hugs, pat

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    • Pat, this really touched me after a long, somewhat tedious day. I’m so grateful for the feedback. If you have an Amazon account, would you consider doing a review? I am not having an easy time getting it out there because I’d much prefer writing to marketing. Thank you, lovely lady. And yes, a visit would be wonderful. Do you ever get back here for a visit?

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  2. […] Victoria, of Live to Write Today, is mostly known around these parts for her poetry; but she’s got a new novel out: Winter is Past: A Novel. (That’s how I knew it was a novel; it’s in the title–Victoria is clever that way.) Here is just one of the comments from a reader: “A beautifully written and purposeful exploration of the meaning of life through love, loss and rebirth. The journey of Claire makes us all appreciate the fragile string our lives are attached to and how each event makes all worth living.”  […]

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  3. Long time no visit here and I’m sorry about that … December is always a busy month! I love, love, love the image of your book cover and now your blog theme. Well done to your husband! Maybe because its blue and soft colors, it’s really appealing and sweet to look at. Now that I am sort of back to normal I’m going to look on Amazon and order it! Good luck with everything Victoria!

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  4. Jorge says:

    On behalf of Bluebell Books, I invite you to share your books info with us. We would like to list them in our site (Bluebell Books: http://bluebellbooks.blogspot.com/) with links to your blog page. If you are interested then please mail your book details to pendownmythought@gmail.com.
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  5. Siggi in Maine says:

    I am enjoying reading everything you are posted…I came across your writings thru Sandrine P..’s blog. On one of my responses to a poem, you asked for my website, but I do not have one. You can find me on facebook and my artwork on facebook. Thank you for sharing your poetry.
    Siggi in Maine

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  6. You have aptly described the pervasive creepy-crawlies that attach to some of us. I read the first page of “Winter is Past”. I may purchase and read the rest. I have a list of books I wish to purchase and read. No, I’m going to make the list. The list is in my head, a sorry place for it to reside. Blessings to you, Victoria…

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  7. I liked your writing style, I’ll add it to my list to read.

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  8. Louise says:

    I happened here today through Jingle Poetry and the Perfectr Poet Award trying to decide whom to nominate.

    I am so glad I dropped in. I’ll be back — again and again.

    Your writing is beautiful, the ‘energy’ in your site soothing and inspiring.

    thank you!

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  9. Check this out:
    http://www.ibpa-online.org/index.aspx

    We have been learning a lot from the folks at our local chapter. You have to learn the ropes anyway. Publishers are no longer doing much by way of promotion et al.

    Check you’re email later today. I have a proposal for you.

    Thanks. Jamie

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