Josephine is the tenth child of an immigrant Italian woman who is the heroine of this book. She is a wife, mother, and grandmother, living in the suburbs of Philadelphia. She graduated from West Philly Catholic Girls’ High School in 1967. During her lifetime, she has worked in the restaurant business for 25 years, owned a house cleaning service, and owned and operated a successful store in the Philadelphia area for 13 years. In 2000, she finally retired to devote time to her family. Her hobbies include traveling, working out, cooking the way she learned from her mother, and writing.
Despite the seriousness of some of the topics she is prepared to discuss, her sense of humor always shines through in her writing and speaking. It’s also clear her mother passed on her courage, her work ethic, and her compassion.
Her desire is to honor her mother’s memory by sharing the character qualities, habits, and skills that made Romania Pasquarello such a remarkable woman. In the process of sharing this family saga, she imparts nuggets of wisdom that you can immediately apply to your own life and circumstances.
JOSEPHINE VISITED THE MARYLAND SONS OF ITALY LODGE 2288 ON SUNDAY MARCH 13TH. SHE HELD A PRESENTATION AND SIGNED COPIES OF HER BOOKS AFTERWARDS. THANKS TO MICHAEL BERTOCCHI FOR INVITING JOSEPHINE TO SPEAK !
CHESTER COUNTRY PREss RECENTLY PUBLISHED AN ARTICLE ON JOSEPHINE'S SECOND NOVEL, "LIFE'S JOURNEY"
Josephine visited The Manor at Yorktown on Wednesday, February 9th to discuss her book "Love and loyalty" as well as a sneak peak of her new novel "Life's journey".
JOSEPHINE'S SHORT STORY TITLED "To my valentine" was featured in the Spring 2022 edition of Philadelphia row home magazine
JOSEPHINE'S SHORT STORY TITLED "THROUGH THE EYES OF A SIX YEAR OLD CHILD" FEATURED IN ITALIAN AMERICAN WOMEN'S CENTER MONTHLY NEWSLETTER
Josephine's short story titled "A SOUTH PHILLY CHRISTMAS" FEATURED ON SOUTH PHILLY REVIEW
Josephine’s short story titled “A South Philly Christmas” was recently featured on South Philly Review’s website! Check out the article here https://southphillyreview.com/2021/12/23/a-south-philly-christmas-story/
From Josephine to you and your family- Merry Christmas!
JOSEPHINE AT THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF PENNSYLVANIA
Josephine’s collection of short stories and essays were recently published with the Historical Society of Pennsylvania! To view the Pasquarello Family collection, visit https://discover.hsp.org/Record/marc-on1264797470
josephne's fall book tour
Josephine recently kicked off her fall book tour to discuss “Love and Loyalty” and give a sneak peak of her upcoming novel. Check out her tour schedule below!
The Sunrise Senior Living Center at Granite Run- September 21st, 2021
The Vibrant Living Center- October 25th, 2021
Manatawny Manor- November 5th, 2021
Granite Run Farms- November 11th, 2021
Want Josephine to speak at your business? Email email@example.com for inquiries!