BELLASTORIA PRESS BOOKS HONORED
WITH CHANTICLEER INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARDS
by Annaliese Darr
FIRST PLACE in Women’s Fiction for the Somerset Awards for Contemporary and Literary Fiction
THE BOAT HOUSE CAFÉ
by Linda Cardillo
FIRST PLACE in Twentieth-Century Fiction for the Goethe Awards in Historical Fiction
We are Ann DeFee and Linda Cardillo, two award-winning authors who stood on the edge of the chasm that was 21st –century publishing and didn’t retreat to our garrets, burning manuscripts to keep warm. We decided instead to confront the industry upheaval facing writers by founding Bellastoria Press.
Our mission with Bellastoria Press is to offer stories from the heart, told with compassion and humor.
“Linda Cardillo and Ann DeFee are writers whose stories will amaze, entertain and provide a touchstone,” says USA Today bestselling author Judith Arnold, “They know there are readers—women like themselves—who are hungry for stories they can delve into, question and laugh with.”
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“Ann DeFee’s books are a delight to read!”
Susan Wiggs, New York Times Bestselling Author
Follow the uneven road to Chappaquiddick Island with Book Two of Linda Cardillo’s First Light Series
“. . . a beautiful, worthy sequel to The Boat House Café.”
Judith Arnold, USA Today Bestselling Author
Angels, Elvis and a Las Vegas romp help two unsuspecting characters fulfill their dreams and discover they are soulmates.
“It has a touch of everything in it: divine intervention, miracles, angels in training… Suspend your beliefs and take a wild ride – you won’t be sorry!”
4-Star Amazon Review
“Already a favorite at bedtime!”