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Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Waiting for Grandfather by Michael De Stefano - Book Tour - Exclusive Excerpt - Giveaway - Enter Daily!

Hi, lovelies!  It gives me great pleasure today to host Michael De Stefano and his new book, “Waiting for Grandfather”!  For other stops on his Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a $10 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card!!  Also, come back daily to interact with Michael and to increase your chances of winning!

Thanks for stopping by!  Wishing you lots of luck in this fabulous giveaway!

Waiting for Grandfather

by Michael De Stefano


GENRE: Fiction (Tragic Comedy/Coming of Age)



Meet the Corelli clan. Told by the oldest grandson, Frank, this family tapestry, with pathos and hilarity, begins weaving itself in the 1930s and rollicks through four riotous decades. The strongest thread is its oldest member, Antonio. To the ragtag Corelli clan, he is an ocean—an unwavering force upon which they rely. Lizzy, the youngest Corelli, is the brightest thread. Emanating from her is the light by which they see the world. Spanning these dynamic figures is an oddball cast of characters that keep one another in stitches right up until the life-affirming surprise birthday party of their beloved patriarch.



Danny O’Rourke—or, as some dared to call him, “Fat” Danny O’Rourke, went on record boasting that he would strike Munchk out on four pitches. At first, he claimed that he would require only three pitches to send her back to the dugout but then amended the claim, having decided that he would waste the first pitch by firing it right under Munchk’s chin—a glaring reminder that she was a girl playing a man’s game and that she didn’t belong. Well, as they say, it’s a dog-eat-dog world; and, from the traditionalists to the groundbreakers and all those in-between, everyone feels they have to make a statement or show the world they have something to prove.

Munchk went about the business of additional landscaping at home plate, focusing mainly on deepening the gully into which she had planted her back foot. Then she gave the plate a good thump with the bat head, before re-cocking the lumber between her right shoulder and ear. Again, I went into my wind-up. Munchk re-crinkled her nose and re-narrowed her eyes. I never saw such a look of determination.

I didn’t do much pitching in my ball playing days; mostly, I played first base but knew the proper mechanics of pitching. I went into my leg-kick, remembering to keep my back straight. Next, I opened my hips and squared my body to home plate or dish as some like to call it nowadays. I pushed off the pitching rubber and planted my front foot with my toe pointed toward the plate. What followed was my arm whipping forward. The ball felt good rolling off my fingertips; I was empowered, in control. I watched as the round, white projectile went tailing in on Munchk’s hands, and with a touch more velocity than I had intended. The speed and location notwithstanding, with surprising adroitness, Munchk managed to clear her hips, draw in her hands, and whip the bat’s barrel through the inner half of the strike zone. She did this with alarming quickness and, in the process, made ringing contact. Nothing like the crack of a bat! The ball traveled on a line to where, if a shortstop had been well positioned, it would have been caught. But what was more important, Munchk was all over a pitch that should have been too difficult for someone with limited experience to handle; and not only did she hit it but she hit it solidly. No siree, there would be no teetering on stilts for Munchk; she would skate with the agility and tenacity of a roller derby pro! Why would I have expected anything less?



Michael DeStefano is from Philadelphia, where he is the owner of a hairstyling salon. Currently, he makes his home in Cinnaminson, New Jersey, is the husband of a Gulf War veteran, and author of The Gunslinger’s Companion. Any thoughts or criticisms readers of Waiting for Grandfather wish to share may be sent to dtbhs@aol.com.







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  1. Michael ~ Good morning! Welcome to FAB! It is so great to have you here! Congrats on your new book and good luck on the book tour! :)

  2. I appreciate getting to read about your book. With sisters and daughters who love to read, this helps so thank you.

  3. Thank you for the lovely showcasing of waiting for grandfather.