You’ve found your way past my blog and you want to know a little more about me! My name is Vicki Pugliese You can find me on Twitter @VickiPugliese and on the public Facebook Group at IntrospectiveSojourner. I also hang out on Twitter at #ontheporch And #writingcommunity with some really great people who are a lot like me. Or the WCFA or Historical Novel Society – Northern California on Facebook who are an amazing and helpful group – for those interested in Christian or Historical Novels.
I’m a wife, mother of four and grandmother of five who makes a living as a SQL developer. I am from the coolest small town in the world, Titusville Pennsylvania. The home of the first oil well… EVER! Titusville also claims the hoola-hoop as it’s own invention as well as the home town of John Heisman, of that football trophy thing. All of that is super cool, but the people of Titusville are what make me call it home. If you love architecture, you can’t find more amazing homes and buildings in a single area, I guarantee it. A quick drive down Main Street and you will be in love with my hometown too.
More about me? Well I’m pretty eclectic! I enjoy almost all creative outlets. I paint with oils and acrylics and have for nearly twenty years now. Yes, I have been making a mess for that long! I’m totally rocking the Bob Ross happy little trees! I make jewelry, multi-media crafts and torture poor little yard sale furniture pieces. I bore easily, as you might have guessed, but I don’t tire easily!
I’ve served in the U.S. Navy – you’re welcome – and married a fellow sailor. Too slow girls! We love our pets and seem to have way too many most of the time. We like unusual ones too. We’ve had horses and birds and various rodents along with dogs and cats. If it’s furry, I love it.
I’ve lived in Titusville, our nation’s capital, Hawaii, Washington State and now in Northern California. I do like the lack of bugs here in California, I must admit.
Now I am delving into the scary world of author. It’s the most exciting and terrifying thing I have ever done!
SHADES OF BLUES; Into a Fractured Mind
Available on Amazon.Com and Kindle
When tragedy happens unexpectedly, it changes everything.
SHADES OF BLUES; Into a Fractured Mind will take you on a ride through blissful highs and heartbreaking lows. Flash back to the 1950’s in this dramatic period piece, set in a small Pennsylvanian town. Based on actual events, SHADES OF BLUES; Into a Fractured Mind is an incredibly powerful and compelling story filled with suspense, grace and redemption. It delves deep into the topics of mental illness, forced institutionalization, and the treatments used in the late fifties as well as the tragedy of losing a child to a slow and painful terminal illness.
THE LIGHT AND DARK OF IT; A Journey Back
How do you convince others you’re mentally stable, when you can’t trust your own mind?
THE LIGHT AND DARK OF IT; A Journey Back delves deep into the challenges faced once someone is released from institutional care. Set in the 1950’s, THE LIGHT AND DARK OF IT; A Journey Back is the thought-provoking, heartbreaking and heartwarming conclusion of SHADES OF BLUES; Into A Fractured Mind that will leave you cheering Eloise on as you fall in love with the small town of Titusville, Pennsylvania.
Other Novel’s in Progress:
Eden’s Report Series – Eden Out (Book 1) – Eden is a feisty epileptic blogger with 145 pound service dog Jack out to find the human interest story of a lifetime. When Eden starts off in the inner city of Youngstown, she has no idea just what that means. The first novel of this series is complete and out there looking for representation.
Heavenly Pieces Series – Finding Faith (Book 1). Carina’s new job was supposed to be her God story, but that’s not how it’s turning out. Somehow the scars of her childhood are working against her. To make matters worse her roof catastrophically fails in a storm and her life is thrown into chaos. Leaning on her lifelong friends, all from broken homes, Carina searches for the strong faith she had as a child.
The first novel of this series is complete and out there looking for representation.
Heavenly Pieces Series – Taking Sides (Book 2) WIP – When Vienna’s husband, who deserted her and Eden fifteen years ago, is spotted alive and flourishing, old wounds of the past are torn to shreds. For someone who fears being vulnerable, this is as bad as it could get.
This novel is still in progress.
Feel free to peruse the blog, you’ll find a very random set of topics, even poetry. Leave me a comment, I’d love to hear from you!
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