Friday, December 14, 2012

Guest Blog with Sarah Dicello

Today is a good day. It's my birthday and the first day of my blog tour so thank you so very much, Wenona, for allowing me to write a guest blog for your site.

I saw that you published "The Everything Green Wedding Book." In a past life of mine (literally a few years ago, not another life of mine like my main character, Danielle Grayson) I was a wedding planner for a hotel chain so I commend you on writing that book for the "green" bride.

It wasn't easy being a wedding planner. And it usually wasn't the brides who gave me problems, it was ALWAYS the mother of the brides.

There was one Monster-of-the-Bride who blamed me for rain washing out her daughter's ceremony. I warned her when she booked our gazebo area outside that it might rain and that all of our other ballrooms were booked so there wasn't a contingency plan if bad weather was in the forcast. Well, guess what, it poured like it was the first of the 40 days and 40 nights. Our courtyard looked like a swamp. We had to jam all 150 guests into a small meeting room that wasn't going to be occupied until an hour after the ceremony was over. We rushed to get a flower-covered arch placed at the front of the dance floor and quickly brought in white chairs in a messy arrangement of rows as guests were literally dripping in.

The Monster-of-the-Bride asked me why I didn't have a backup plan and I lost it. It takes a lot to fire me up enough to say anything to anyone but this woman was relentless. "Don't you have anywhere else for us to go?"; "Why are all the other ballrooms booked?"; "Why didn't you tell us it was going to rain?" I flipped out on her in front of everyone and I didn't feel bad about it either. Well, not at the moment because I was so mad but later I felt really bad. I think I went into the bathroom and balled my eyes out.

I vowed from that moment on to find a new job, which I quickly did.

And now, ten years later, I'm the author of two novels and have fulfilled my dream. Sometimes it takes the wrong path to steer you in the right direction.

Sarah DiCello is the author of the debut YA historical romance novel, "As I Close My Eyes," and tomorrow, the sequel, "As I Wake," will launch on Amazon. You can find her on Facebook at or at her blog - You can also reach her via Twitter - @sdicello and check her out on Goodreads at

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YA Between the Lines 

As I Wake
Breaking Fate Collection Book 2
Sarah DiCello

Genre: YA Historical Romance with a time travel twist

Publisher: Taylor Street Books

Number of pages: 200
Word Count: 60,000

Cover Artist: Heather Moreland

Book Description:

Readers entranced by As I Close My Eyes will once again be thrust into the enchanting life of Danielle Grayson in As I Wake, the second book in the Breaking Fate collection.
A secret of Dani’s past is revealed and she must find the answers before it’s too late. Can she change the fate of her one true love or will he suffer the same destiny for all of time?
As Dani rekindles her relationship with Ben she finds herself torn between her present day life in Sugar Hill, Georgia and a new past she has yet to discover. But something in her past makes her question the journey she has chosen. Time is running out and she is the only one who can understand the path that must be taken. But will it be enough? Has the story of Dani and Ben been written in stone never to be undone?

As I Close My Eyes
Book One
genre: historical YA with a time travel twist
Publisher: Taylor Street Books
Book Description:
You know you are alive, but what if you are dead?

Danielle Grayson is a beautiful, intelligent young woman in present-day Georgia, but when she closes her eyes, she becomes someone else in a different time, one hundred years earlier in fact.

Danielle's other life is as entrancing and romantic as her current one, and the contrast between the lifestyles is intriguing and enlightening (they didn't have iPods in 19th century USA, apparently), but what starts out as being dreamlike soon becomes real and strangely familiar.

Available in paperback from - here 
Available from Amazon for the Kindle - here 
 Book Trailer:

About the Author:

Sarah DiCello is new to Taylor Street.
She writes fantasy / romance and;lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, two daughters, and two dogs. She graduated from Shippensburg University with a degree in Communications/Journalism.

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1 comment:

Breana M. said...

I'm a huge fan of the Historical genre, thus this book is right up my alley. Thanks for the chance to win! :)