FREAKS Is Ready For Christmas: Win a Free Book!

Finally, it’s ready! It’s been a tough year, what with an unexpected surgery and the loss of my precious father, but the good news is my long-awaited third novel, A Year in the Company of Freaks, will at last be available to purchase in mid-December — just in time for Christmas.

I’ve received two fantastic advance reviews for Freaks that I will share next week, along with an updated synopsis. I believe my faithful Italian-American readers will enjoy the main character in this book, who is an Italian-American living in northern California in the 1970’s. History moves on, no?

As I write this, my manuscript is being formatted for print and Kindle. My terrific tech guru, Jennifer Omner, is checking to see if Freaks will be available for pre-sale orders before Christmas. Stay tuned!

As some of you probably noticed awhile ago, I posted two alternative covers Freaks on my website. I’ve already had feedback from several professionals and close family friends, so I pretty much know which cover I’m going to go with, but I wanted to include you — my trusted readers — in the decision making process.

I wish the photos I could post on my blog were larger, but this is the best I could do for now. Check them out and let me know which one you fancy best. The first two people who respond to this post, telling me which front cover photo (see below) they like best and why, will win a free copy of the book.

Until then, have a safe and blessed Thanksgiving!!!




  1. Posted on November 25, 2015 at 11:11 pm by Patsy Claussen

    I like the one with the brown background.

  2. Posted on December 3, 2015 at 3:59 am by Teresa N

    Congratulations, Patsy! You were one of the 2 first people to reply! I’m not sure I’ll have a print copy here in time for Christmas. If I do, I can deliver you a signed copy. Otherwise, can I order one for you from Amazon? Do you prefer print, or digital? And by the way, the last name of one of the (bad) characters in my book is Clausen (spelled with one s!) I always liked the name – and often use names I like for all kinds of characters just so I can use them ;-))

  3. Posted on December 23, 2015 at 9:34 pm by Teresa

    Patsy, the book is available now. Can you contact me how best you’d like it sent to you? Print or Kindle??

  4. Posted on November 25, 2015 at 11:35 pm by Jessie Mellgren Nolop

    I like the barn cover. Love your books! Thank you!

  5. Posted on November 26, 2015 at 8:37 am by Lucia Carlo Corrotti Stellati

    Brava Teresa,
    non finisci mai di stupirci con la tua verve di scrittice.
    LOve and our best compliments!

  6. Posted on November 26, 2015 at 8:41 am by Lucia Carlo Corrotti Stellati

    our best compliments from Italy!