Frankie D and I had a great conversation about the two narrative nonfiction books I've written based on my family stories.

Trapped: The 1909 Cherry Mine Disaster was born from learning as a tiny girl that the grandfather who died before I was born, John Tintori, survived the historical mine disaster. Most of the 259 victims, like my grandfather, were Italian immigrants who came from Apennine towns in the province of Modena, Italy.

Unto the Daughters: The Legacy of an Honor Killing in a Sicilian American Family comes from an eighty-year family secret kept by my maternal grandmother's side of the family, immigrants from Sicily.

Frankie D is a great interviewer and I look forward to meeting him in person at Casa Italia's Literati Day. I hope you enjoy listening to us as much as I enjoyed speaking with him on Italian American Life Podcast.