New Romantic Thriller Series

Welcome to my new romantic thriller series, Caribbean Tremors. When complete, it will feature three novels. Publication date is November 12, 2018. Both books are now available for pre-order at most ebook stores for the unbeatable price of $0.99

Book 1 — A Love Forbidden

ALF--new Kindle cover 3D

Watch the book trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FlKzt0BWDko

Book 2 — Finding Isabella

Finding Isabella--2nd ed cover

Watch the book trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMcO42jCQcQ

Book 3 — I’ll Paint a Sun (in final editing and will be published by the end of 2018)

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Caribbean Tremors — Books 1 and 2

Coming soon to your favorite ebook seller . . .
Caribbean Tremors–Book 1 . . .
A LOVE FORBIDDEN by Alfred J. Garrotto
 

Click on the above link to watch the book trailer here . . .

only $0.99

ALF--new Kindle cover 3D

 

Caribbean Tremors . . . Book 2 . . .
FINDING ISABELLA by Alfred J. Garrotto . . .
Coming soon to your favorite ebook seller

only $0.99

Click on the above link to watch the book trailer here . . .

Finding Isabella--2nd ed cover

 

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Art & Soul at Vallombrosa Center

Art & Soul
A Workshop/Retreat on the Gifts and Ministry of Creative People

Presenter: Alfred J. Garrotto
Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017 — Vallombrosa Center
9 a.m.—3:30 p.m.

Based on my book, The Soul of Art, this workshop/retreat focuses on the creative gifts of both professional and aspiring actors, composers, dancers, fine artists, musicians, playwrights, writers, et al. The God-given talents of artists of all genres uplift humankind and lead audiences to deeper awareness of life’s higher meaning. Participants will explore the divine source of their own gifts and inspirations and take away with them even greater joy in sharing them. Attendees of all faiths are invited.

I am the author of twelve books (both fiction and non-fiction). Born into a theatrical family, I began working in films (crowd scenes) at the age of seven. The arts in all forms are my lifelong passion.

Registration/Reservations
Vallombrosa Center, 250 Oak Grove Ave., Menlo Park, CA 94025, (650) 325-5614

Register by logging in to:
http://www.vallombrosa.org/5043-2/; $55 per person (lunch included)

Contact information
algarrotto@comcast.net

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Art & Soul: An Invitation and Opportunity

Art & Soul

A Workshop/Retreat
for All Creative Artists

Presented by
Alfred J. Garrotto

June 24, 2017
9 a.m.—4 p.m.

Based on the presenter’s acclaimed book, The Soul of Art, this workshop/retreat focuses on the creative gifts of both professional and aspiring actors, composers, dancers, fine artists, musicians, playwrights, writers, et al. The God-given talents of artists of all genres uplift humankind and lead audiences to deeper awareness of life’s higher meaning. Participants will explore the divine source of their own gifts and inspirations and take away with them even greater joy in sharing them.
Attendees of all faith are invited.

Alfred J. Garrotto is the author of twelve books (both fiction and non-fiction). Born into a theatrical family, he began working in films (crowd scenes) at the age of seven. The arts in all forms are his lifelong passion.

Reservations:
San Damiano Retreat, Danville, CA
www.sandamiano.org 

For information, contact: algarrotto@comcast.net

 

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The Soul of Art–Launched!!

The Soul of Art is now available for purchase in both paperback and E-book formats on Amazon US (www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=garrotto+soul+of+art) and will soon be available through Amazon in Europe, Australia, and Asia. 

“The wisdom and guidance offered in The Soul of Art motivates artists to ‘never give up,’ but rather to seek ever higher goals in their art form, knowing always that what we have is a God-given gift and privilege.” — Andrei (Bill) Tremaine,  artistic director, choreographer and premier dancer – soloist, Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo — and founder of The Pacific Ballet Theatre.  

Born into a theatrical family, Alfred J. Garrotto began working in films (crowd scenes) at the age of seven. Much later, he settled into a writing career (fiction, nonfiction, and poetry). The arts in all forms are his lifelong passion. The Soul of Art is his 12th book.


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Coming Soon: The Soul of Art

In the days ahead I will be publishing my 12th book, The Soul of Art. To read a portion of the book, go to my preview page at http://www.createspace.com/Preview/1198726. Let me know what you think . . . I’d really like to know.–AJG

 

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Love Emeritus

‘I love you’
and its evil twin
‘Luv ya’

how they flow across the tongue
glib but tired half-true habits
drones in need of overhaul

soundless noise
unmeant unheard
invalid password
instinct-blocked from other’s heart

what eager understudy
waits in wings of romance —
love’s more genuine self?

what if?
what if instead I said,
“I cherish you.”

ahh, ‘cherish’ . . .
to hold another dear
take care of
protect
foster

‘cherish’
all-in
naught in safe reserve
Cupid’s sharpest arrow
costing the lover
delighting the beloved

‘cherish’ 
now there’s love’s worthy sub

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Published in the 2016 Literary Review,
a professional journal of the California Writers Club
(founded in 1909)

“Love Emeritus”
(c) 2013 by Alfred J. Garrotto

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