A lot of people can tell stories but very few can write them in a way that makes readers feel like they are part of the experience. Such is the case with IT’S ALL GOOD. The book takes both a nostalgic and more recent look at the times and events of the author’s life while featuring the actual people who played intricate roles. In this compilation of twenty-seven essays, the author relates his experiences that span over a period of decades. In many instances, the stories are written in a way that will make baby boomers rekindle their fond memories, as the stories unfold in heartwarming detail, while readers of other age groups will feel a connection as they compare the stories to similar ones shared by loved ones. With ample amounts of humor and sincerity, the author achieves his goal of having the reader relate to the stories on a personal and emotional level. In doing this he achieves another goal, that the reader will also shed a tear of joy or sadness or both…just like he did as the stories came to life.
Hello book lovers! Today is a day where I will be writing another author spotlight for a well-accomplished author whose work I have loved. As you know book lovers I love learning about authors and the inspiration behind their work, it fascinates me and adds to the depth of the book because the reader will be able to better understand it. That is how the author spotlights were created because I soon discovered that you lovely readers ALSO love learning about author’s, so I am excited to tell you a little bit more about author Charles Sacchetti whose book It’s All Good transfixed me from beginning to end. I personally would recommend this book to all of those that love memoirs and personal non-fiction books, but really the book can be read by anybody as it is flawlessly written and highly enjoyable. With today’s author spotlight, a biography of the author and an interview between me and Charles Sacchetti will be shared, and I hope that you book lovers enjoy reading it! To kick this off here is an author bio about the wonderful Charles Sacchetti!
Charlie Sacchetti was born in 1947 and raised in a tightly knit, working class neighborhood in Southwest Philadelphia. It was an environment of strong religious, family and honor-based values. Here he learned right from wrong, a strong work ethic and the importance of standing by your word, your family and your friends. He graduated from John Bartram High School and attended Temple University on a baseball scholarship, graduating in 1969. After a brief stint in professional baseball, Charlie retuned to the university and was employed there for 13 years. In 1983, he began a new career in industrial chemical sales which continues to this day.
In 2016, after having all four of his “letters to the editor” published, he reasoned that if these editors thought enough of his work to publish all of those submitted, perhaps he had some talent. So, in May of 2016, he submitted the commentary piece, Getting in the Game, which was published in The Philadelphia Inquirer on Mother’s day. One month later, his piece, Getting the Message was submitted and published for Father’s day in the Courier-Post.
That was it…he was bitten and infected by the “writing bug”. The idea of publishing his two books of essays was born from hearing many requests to do so, from friends and strangers alike.
As of this printing Charlie and his wife, Luann, reside in New Jersey and have been married for more than 45 years. He continues to enjoy the blessings of a wonderful family and loyal friends.
Now, how wonderful does Charles Sacchetti sound?! Charles Sacchetti is a truly exceptional writer and I hope that you lovely readers have a read of the author’s work because you will not regret it! Please see below an interview between me and the author and I hope that you enjoy Charles Sacchetti’s answers to my questions, they are incredible and provide some great advice too!
Thank you for joining us today at Red Headed Book Lover! Please tell us more about yourself
I am a Philadelphia born and raised Italian-American who has been a New Jersey resident for the past 35 years. I have been married for 45 years, have two children and two grandchildren. I wrote my first book in 2017, at the age of 70. I guess you might say it took me a while to decide to put in writing the stories I have been sharing verbally for years.
Could you please tell us readers about your book and what inspired you to write your book?
I have been very fortunate to have lived an interesting life. My experiences in baseball and the work environment, along with those growing up in a great middle class neighborhood have provided me with numerous stories worth sharing. I wrote It’s All Good, so that others could relate to the family and working class values with which we were raised. I also wanted my grandchildren to be able to read about their grandpop and learn what life was like when times were much different than today in so many ways.
What would your advice be for aspiring writers?
If you are thinking of writing a book, commit and get it done. Even if the book is not published, it can provide your loved ones with an interesting look into your soul.
In your opinion, what is the most important thing about It’s All Good?
The knowledge that events in one’s life can be precious.
What is your writing process like?
My essays are usually about 1,000 words long. I have been blessed to be able to realize, almost instantly, if there is a story to be told once an idea pops into my head or I am reminded of an event from years ago. After making a brief outline, I usually write the story in about an hour and a half.
What kind of research do you do, and how long do you spend researching before beginning a book?
Since my stories are usually about my experiences, little research is needed. On occasion, I may have to make a phone call or two to validate my recollection.
Do you have a set schedule for writing, or do you only write when you feel inspired?
Whenever the mood hits me after I think of a great subject.
Lastly, when can we readers expect to read more wonderful books from you?
Book number two, Knowing He’s There, has already been published. A third book is in the works.
Its official book lovers, I am obsessed with Charles Sacchetti! If you have liked what you have read about the author and are interested in learning more, then please do have a browse of the links below and be sure to have a read of the preview too! You will not regret it.
Goodbye for now book lovers,