January 18, 2012


       We are very excited to have signed with Tate Publishing. Forty Years in a Day is a historical novel and will be available in Fall 2012 in paperback and eBook download from your favorite online retailers and bookstores.

        Our story begins in Italy, 1900. After years of torment and neglect, Victoria and her four small children immigrate to Hell’s Kitchen to escape her alcoholic, abusive husband. On the day they leave, he tragically dies, but she does not learn of his death for several years—a secret that puts many lives on hold.

        Quickly, they realize America’s streets are not paved with gold, and the limits of human faith and stamina are tested time and time again. Poverty, illness, death, kidnapping, and the reign of organized crime are just some of the crosses they bear.
        Victoria’s eldest son, Vincenzo, is the sole surviving member of the family and shares a gut-wrenching account of their past with his daughter Clare during a visit to Ellis Island on his ninetieth birthday. He explains how the lives of he and his siblings have been secretly intertwined with an infamous mobster and ends his unsettling disclosure with a monumental request that leaves Clare speechless.

                                                                                                Mona Rodriguez and Dianne Vigorito