joe at the restaurant

Stay Tuned…

Aside from the events below, we have more in the works…we just can’t contractually announce them yet. Also, if you are a bookstore or a retail space that is interested in hosting a live or virtual event, please do reach out.


Barnes and Noble (Paramus, NJ) 7/13/24 at 1 pm.




Los Angeles, CA 7/18/24 6-8 pm Maria will be part of a social justice panel to benefit the Center for Restorative Justice Works and Get on the Bus at the Graff Lab in LA. Suggested donation $15. More details and to register, please click here.


Barnes and Noble (Settlers Ridge, PA) 7/27/24 1 pm- 3 pm. Book Signing Event. More details to come.


Ramsey Public Library (Ramsey, NJ) 7/31/24 at 7:00 pm Author Talk. Click here or on the image to register.


Upper St. Clair Library (Upper St. Clair, PA) 9/19/24 at 6:30 pm. Author Talk and Small Bites $10 per person. More details to come.


Fall Festival (Robinson, PA) 9/21/24 12 pm-2 pm. More details to come.


Primadonna Pop Up Night at Vangura Kitchens 9/21/24 at 6:30 pm. More details to come. New menu planned!! (Fried Zucchini, Chicken Romano, Chicken Sicilian Pasta with Hot or Sweet Peppers, and Rum Cake) Stay tuned!!! It will sell out!!!


Author Talk Lodi Library (Lodi,NJ) 9/23/24 6 pm-7 pm. More details to come soon.


Cook ‘n Book NJ (Oakland, NJ) 9/30/24 6:30 pm. More details and menu oncoming.


Cook ‘n Book Pittsburgh (Northside, PA) 10/12/24 11 am-2 pm. Ravioli and marinara sauce are on the menu. Click here or on the photo to register. The class will cap at 35.


Virtual Book Talk Fair Lawn Library 12/2/24 at 7-8 pm. More details to come.



Heinz History Center- VIP/Media Pre-Book Launch Party, Sunday, August 6th 2023 from 1-4 pm.
















Check out the reading

and the panel

Also our professional photographs are here. To view and download, please visit

The pin for the event is 8333.

First Public Book Signing at Mancini’s Bakery in the Rocks, Launch Day Tuesday, August 8th, 2023 from 5-7 pm.


First NJ/NYC Book Signing at Bookends Bookstore, Ridgewood, NJ on August 13th, 2023 from 1-3 pm.



A Night at the Paterson Museum Fundraiser to Benefit the SPCDC’s Breaking the Cycle Program, September 15th, 2023 6-9 pm.




Barnes and Noble Signing Settler’s Ridge, Robinson, PA, Saturday, September 23rd, 2023 2-6 pm.





All Saints Episcopal Church Signing, Bay Head, NJ, Saturday, September 30th, 2023 4-6 pm.






Our First Ever Book Club Talk October 8th, 2023 Pittsburgh, PA.


Book Signing at the Vreeland Store West Milford, NJ, October 26th, 2023 6-8 pm.






Book Signing Barnes and Noble, Cranberry, PA, October 28th, 2023 12-2 pm.




Book reading and signing at the Ringwood Public Library, Ringwood, NJ, November 9th 2023 from 6:30 pm-8 pm.




Cook ‘n BookTM Event St. Alban’s Preschool Fundraiser November 16th 2023 6:30 pm.















McKees Rocks Historical Society November 23rd 2023 from 6 pm-8 pm.






Barnes and Noble Greensburg, PA November 25th 2023 1-3 pm.





Virtual Book Club, Parkinson’s Foundation of Western PA, 12/14/23 from 4:30-6 pm.

Watch live recording here.


Cook ‘n BookTM Event, Diane’s Tea Room, Kissimmee, FL 1/11/24 from 6-8 pm.





Donna C Tells Her Story- McKees Rocks Historical Society at Mickey’s Bar 1/17/24 from 6-7 pm. Catch the entire story by clicking here.


Cook ‘n Book







Cook ‘n BookTM Pittsburgh 1/20/24 11 am- 2pm High Street Studios



Click here for coverage from the event from YaJagoff on Jeet Jet?























School Assembly in NJ 1/24/24





NYC Public Library, Hunters Point, 1/27/24 from 3-4 pm.








School Assembly in NJ on 2/23/24.




Book Talk Oakland Library (Oakland, NJ) 2/26/24 6:30-7:30 pm.





Virtual Book Club Talk 2/28/24 9-10 pm Alpharetta, GA





Meeting Hoda Kotb, one of the most inspiring women I’ve met on and off camera, 3/4/24 Bookends Bookstore Ridgewood, NJ. (Although this wasn’t my event, it is too cool not to document. So just go with it!)








Virtual Book Talk NYC 3/11/24 8-10 pm.


Primadonna Night and Book Talk, Nevillewood Country Club 3/20/24 6-9 pm.












Sewickley Public Library 4/3/24 7-9 pm.





Book Club 4/4/24 1-3 pm Bridgeville, PA


Cook ‘n BookTM at High Street Studios Pittsburgh, PA 4/6/24 11 am- 2 pm


Highlights of the day- Click here for reel number one by Cindy Richey at Pittsburgh Foodies


Click here for reel number two by Cindy Richey at Pittsburgh Foodies








Catering Event and Book Talk at Unico Italian American Foundation Ramsey, NJ 4/8/24 6:30 pm-9 pm






Robinson Library Local Authors Event 4/20/24 11 am- 1 pm





Glen Rock Library Talk 4/29/24 7-9 pm






Pittsburgh Festival of Books 5/11/24 10 am- 5 pm



Primadonna Pop-Up Night 5/13/24 from 6:30 pm-9 pm with Joe Costanzo, Johnny Angel, and YaJagoff at the Kitchen by Vangura


Click here for our professional photographs of the event. The pin is 6627.


Click here for a highlight reel of the event.







Book Club Cheswick, PA 5/14/24 12:30 pm- 3:00 pm.



Munch and Learn South Park Library 5/15/24 12 pm- 1 pm.




Rotary Club of Pittsburgh 6/5/24 12-1 pm at the Omni William Penn.





Kinnelon Library 6/13/24 6:30 pm-7:30 pm



Crane’s Mill Retirement Home (West Caldwell, NJ) 6/19/24 2-3 pm


Robinson Library 6/27/24 6-7 pm


Book Club at the Embassy Retirement Home Mt. Lebanon 6/28/24 1-3 pm