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Originally published in the September 2019 Juniper Berry Magazine

Meet the Authors: Anthony Sciarratta and Andrea Roche

Anthony Sciarratta, a Maspeth native, struck a deal with Post Hill Press to release his debut novel, Finding Forever. Set to be released on November 5th, 2019, Finding Foreveris the story of a neurotic Italian-American man who meets a laid-back American girl. In this book, Anthony pays homage to his Italian heritage and various neighborhoods in Queens.

Anthony spent his entire life in the Maspeth and Middle Village areas. Whether it be attending school at Our Lady of Hope, playing in Juniper park, or eating pizza at Rosa's, Anthony is a home bred product of the neighborhood.

Finding Forever opens in Astoria and also features Maspeth, Rego Park, and Little Neck. He included many staples of his life in Queens, including dining at his favorite seafood restaurant, London Lennie's.

Writing this novel specifically took a great deal of research and planning. Finding Forever is authentic to the 1970s, an iconic era in American history. Being very nostalgic, Anthony takes great pride in labeling himselfan old-soul. His love for classic films, music, and literature shows through his work.

Finding Forever was originally self-published through Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing where Anthony received exposure for his work and managed to build a personal brand. His novel will be republished by Post Hill Press, making his success story inspirational to self-published authors everywhere.

In addition to Finding Forever, Anthony is slated to release a second novel and a book of poetry with Post Hill Press. His second novel will feature Middle Village.

Anthony holds a Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies from Queens College and a Master of Arts in Communicationsfrom the New York Institute of Technology. He attended Our Lady of Hope middle school and St. Francis Preparatory school, having total loyalty to Queens as a student.

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Andrea Roche a lover of history, mystery and magic was born and raised in Queens NY. She would like to announce her award-winning novel ‒ Nights Arose. Winner of four awards including-the 2018 New Apple Solo Medalist Award for Excellence in Independent Publishing.

On the isle of Jamaica, Arose, is the mixed-race heir to a sprawling sugar plantation. From an old gypsy she receives the Gem of the Red Spirit and spends years learning its secrets. Dressed as a man she lives for years on her uncle's pirate ship and meets Blaze a young pirate who befriends her.

Morel, priestess witch, covets the Gem and attempts to force Arose to give up the powerful amulet. She must escape the witch's duplicitous brother who chases her into the Astral Plane.

Arose collides with a notorious pirate whom she has already met in the spirit world. Wary of him at first, he gains her trust after he aids in her escape.

But she has been duped ‒ he disappears with the Gem. Now she must find him and the Gem before it falls into the wrong hands. Even if she recovers the Gem, she'll have a decision to make – should she give it to Morel and let the world fall into a demonic wasteland or keep it and lose the ones she loves?

Find out more about Andrea and her book on Facebook at NightsArose, or Twitter at Rose121562 or her webpage www.andrearoachauthor.blogspot.com.

Her book is available via Amazon.com.

September 2019 Juniper Berry Magazine

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