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 is featured on THE NOVEMBER 2023 EDITION OF Fra Noi magazine! CHECK HER STORY OUT ON PG. 77.
JOSEPHINE WILL be AT The west chester area senior center! JOIN JOSEPHINE ON Thursday, November 16TH at 12:30 PM.
Josephine had great success at the bucks county BOOK FEST!
Josephine will be participating in the author's event at the second oldest operating bookstore in the U.S. Moravian Book Shop! Join Josephine on Saturday, September 16th from 1 pm to 3 pm.
Check Out the third part of LIFE'S JOURNEY: CHAPTER 11 in THE PHILADELPHIA ROW HOME MAGAZINE-Summer ISSUE! Here on Pg.87
Josephine will be participating in the buck's county bookfest at the james lorah memorial home in doylestown, pa. she will be there saturday, september 30th from 11am to 2pm!
JOSEPHINE presented at the italian affair restaurant in glassboro, new jersey on june 14th! Thank you to everyone who came out!
Thank you to Jim Vincenzo DeSapio for being super helpful. josephine attended a meeting at the italian american heritage club in hunterdon county on may 16th! Checkout the article below.
The next part of Life's Journey: Chapter 11 is featured in the April 2023 Issue of the Philadelphia Row Home Magazine! Check it out here on page 86!
Josephine WILL BE SPEAKING, ALONG WITH OTHER AUTHORS AT THE OCEAN CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY ON Sunday, MAY 7TH, 2023 AT 1 P.M.
JOSEPHINE is featured in the April issue of the delaware valley Italian-American Heard! Check it out here!
JOSEPHINE Was featured in the January 2023 issue of the Philadelphia Row Home Issue! Check it out here!
JOSEPHINE VISITED THE EAST PASSYUNK ADVISORY COUNCIL ON THURSDAY OCTOBER 13TH FOR ITALIAN AMERICAN HERITAGE NIGHT
JOSEPHINE VISITED THE KENNETT LIBRARY ON SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 17TH. SHE HELD A PRESENTATION AND SIGNED COPIES OF HER BOOKS AFTERWARDS. THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO MADE THIS EVENT SO SPECIAL!
JOSEPHINE WAS RECENTLY FEATURED IN THE JULY EDITION OF KENNETT SQUARE NEIGHBORS! CHECK IT OUT HERE!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for inquiries!