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About J Alana Giresi
J.Alana Giresi is the author of the novels, The Turn of the Dime, Billy’s Cascade and Potholes (January 2017.) A native Long Islander, she shares her residence with her husband Marty, their four cats, and Norwegian Shepherd Daisy.Although she has written all of her life, The Turn of the Dime, published in January 2016 through Amazon KDP & Createspace Publishing, was her first entry into the printed world. Billy’s Cascade, based on the relationship she had with her beloved grandfather, was her second book released on June 13, 2016, on what would have been her grandfather Vito’s 99th Birthday. Potholes, her third novel, was officially released January 7, 2017, at Blackbird’s Grille in Sayville, NY. J.Alana credits her ability to publish her first book due to fanfiction. She firmly believes that fanfiction is a creative medium which helps so many writers soar.
Today - she’s a murderer.
How could something as simple as changing lanes change her entire life? After accidentally cutting off a white sedan on the Long Island Expressway, Jill is terrorized by a young man she nicknames “Blondie.” When the attacks escalate and the police won’t intervene, it’s either her or Blondie, and she’s got too much to live for.
Now Blondie is lying dead on the floor of her home and there’s only one question left to answer:
How does she dispose of the body?
She’s lost her job, her boyfriend, and her dog. Now Jane has no idea what she wants to do with her life.
As if things couldn't get worse, there comes news of the sudden death of her Grandmother Madge. Now Jane must console her dear
grandfather Billy; alone after sixty years of marriage.
Jane and her grandfather embark on a journey of healing together. Jane begins to pick up the pieces of her life and rediscovers who she wants to be, as her grandfather recalls how he met his wife Madge as the famous lounge singer Billy Cascade.
Tyler, the oldest, falls in love with a young lady named Iris while he is away at college. They plan a bright and prosperous future together. Tragedy strikes--setting in motion a course of events which will forever alter Tyler’s life in a downward spiral of self-destructive behavior.
Gordon meets Justine, and they embrace in the innocence and joy the experience young love can bring. All the while Gordon relies on his older brother Stuart for advice. But Stuart has been given heartbreaking news by his fiancé.
The family must come to terms that life doesn’t always go as planned; things can happen unexpectedly and fate changes on the turn of the dime.
About the Author:
The Turn of the Dime is the first original novel from J.Alana Giresi. Although she has written for most of her life, The Turn of the Dime marks her first entry into the published world.
She resides on Long Island with her husband Marty, four cats and Norwegian German Shepard who also has her own blog on Facebook entitled "Hi, My Name is Daisy."