Saturday, April 20, 2013

Hop Onto the "Unexpecting" Book Tour


Lori Verni-Fogarsi has been an author, speaker, and small business consultant since 1995. She has been featured in media including “Lifetime Women’s Network,” the “My Carolina Today Show,” and “Boston Globe Forums Live.” Her public speaking has occurred at many prestigious venues including “North Carolina State University,” “Nassau Community College,” and many more. She has received two awards for her novel, “Momnesia,” and her nonfiction, “Everything You Need to Know About House Training Puppies and Adult Dogs,” continues to be one of the most highly recommended in its genre since 2005. Lori is a happy married mom of two, step mom of two more, and has two cats, both rotten. She is very excited about the release of “Unexpecting,” and enjoys getting to know her readers via social media and in person. She invites you to learn more at


 Shelley and David are a couple of almost-empty-nesters preparing to embark on the next stage of their lives. They just ordered white furniture and planned the vacation they’ve waited their entire lives to take when Alexandra, seventeen and pregnant, shows up on their doorstep and announces that she’s the daughter they never knew they had!

Length: 272 Pages
Paperback:  $14.99
E-Book:  TBA


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Meet Alexandra

R:  What's your story/back story? Why would someone come up with a story about YOU?

A:  My name is Alexandra, and I'm the girl who shows up unexpectedly and announces that I'm the daughter he never knew he had. I guess someone would write a story about me because it's kind of weird that my mom never even told my dad I existed. Plus, with my mom dying and me being an orphaned, pregnant teenager, I guess someone had to write about it... it's not like they could just leave me alone!

R:  Can you tell us about your hero/ine

A:  Are we calling them the hero and the heroine? Because sure, Shelley and David did take me in and do help with the baby, and they've tried to make me a part of the family, but the truth is, I feel like things would have been so much better if my real mom were around. Plus, I can't stand their daughter Grace, who thinks she's so great just because she doesn't have a baby like I do and is on the dance team!

R:  What problems do you have to face and overcome in your life?

A:  Where do I even start! First I go on vacation with my mom and the very first time I ever break a rule by sneaking out of the teen program and going to a bar, I end up getting pregnant. Then my mom dies out of the clear blue sky and I have to go live with my dad who I never even met before. Not to mention his family, who are all a bunch of goody-goodies. Impossible!

R:  Do you expect your hero/ine to help or is s/he the problem?
You would think they would help me, but they hardly do! I mean, sure, Shelley watches the baby while I'm at school and David (my dad) watches him a few hours in the evenings and on Saturday mornings, but then they, like, expect me to still wash bottles and do laundry and stuff! And then, just because I forgot to change him a few times and like to do a little partying and stuff, they think I should go in a drug program? Puh-lease!

R:  That’s all the questions we have for you. Thank you for speaking to us, and thanks for bringing Patrick along.  He’s such a cute baby, with those big brown eyes.  I have a great-granddaughter just about his age.  I’ll bet they’d be darling together.

A:  Yeah, sure.  Thank you, too. Because I'm glad someone even cares whether I live or die... not like these people who are trying to make my life miserable!

Don’t forget to hop next door to “Rochelle’s Reviews.”  Just click on the icon in the left column of this blog.  I gave Unexpecting five stars.  See why.