What is a Dance Mom?

Abby Lee Miller and “Dance Moms” Do you remember the t.v. reality show “Dance Moms” which ran from 2011 – 2019? This was a memorable show that followed the sometimes fictional drama rising up between Abby Lee Miller, the owner of a dance studio in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and her students. The scenes that showed actual […]

What is your book about? It’s about history.

If you read my post from Monday, you would have seen that I’m having a tough time coming up with a succinct elevator speech that describes exactly what my book is about. They say you’re supposed to be able to tell your story in 30 seconds or less in such a way that the person […]

What is your book about? It’s about dance.

So what is my book about? Hmmm. That is a loaded question for several reasons. Did you catch my post from last week? It’s just hard to give you one simple sentence when there is so much involved. When I first started working on “Conflicted with Joy,” my original goal was to write exclusively ABOUT […]

Trouble with my Elevator Speech

A person who writes a book has a unique vision of what they’re trying to accomplish in writing. It’s more than just an artistic endeavor – – it’s a statement about something that lies in the recesses of the heart. The person who has a book project in mind sets forth a lot of effort […]

The Pandemic took away the Salad Bar

Last week, our oldest daughter had get-togethers scheduled with her former dance classmates from Joy of Motion Dance Center. The last time our daughter saw any of her classmates was in March 2020. It was really a lovely time to see her former classmates-turned-friends as it had been around 1.5 years since they had seen […]

All about Publishing

Writing a book is probably the easiest of the tasks associated with its publication. The person who writes the book has a lot of serious considerations to think about. Once the book is written, how do you go about publishing it? Do you follow the traditional route by submitting your manuscript with a major publisher […]

A new website design !

There has been a lot going on with the Socci family in 2021. For the most part, probably 80% of our work has been dedicated writing, research, and fact-checking involved with Amanda’s debut narrative nonfiction book. However, we’ve also tried hard to get the website looking pretty. THAT has been a job in and of […]

Experimenting with E-newsletters

So this is something we had been struggling with for so long – e-newsletters. You would think it’s a straightforward thing, but it’s not. People who sell products or services or want to make announcements, like we do, have tons of choices when it comes to electronic newsletter mail programs.

Speaking with an important Contributor

Let me take you back to November 10, 2020. In case you missed my blog post from that day, here it is again. I wrote extensively about a person who told me they were going to be a contributor to my book, “Conflicted with Joy” and then pulled out at the last minute. We are […]

Celebrating Father’s Day all Week

Father’s Day took place yesterday, on June 20, 2021. Yet, I feel like we should be celebrating all week. The father in the Socci family is my husband, Laurence Socci. Without my husband’s help, much of the work with Socci Books would not have been possible.