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Dana Vacca

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After retiring from teaching, Dana Vacca now spends most of her time writing short stories, poetry and novellas and restoring and selling antiques. She says unraveling the story of an intriguing antique piece is like time-traveling back to another era. Researching an old heirloom brings history to life. It feeds and inspires her writing as her imagination takes over and fills in the blanks.

Having been born in the North, but living almost half her life in the South, she always found the people of the Civil War era a fascinating subject to explore. That time, packed
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Dana Vacca Hi, Yes, firstly, thank you for purchasing the book! I hope you enjoy it!

Secondly, yes, I do have relatives in Canada!!! My great-grandfather's…more
Hi, Yes, firstly, thank you for purchasing the book! I hope you enjoy it!

Secondly, yes, I do have relatives in Canada!!! My great-grandfather's sister, her husband and family. From Italy I believe they went to Argentina, then later emmigrated to Canada. That is when I met them! My great-grandfather was alive then and invited them to stay with us (in RI) on their way to Canada. They only spoke Italian. My grandparents and great-grandfather were able to speak with them easily, but I only caught a word here and there. I do remember them,.. there were about six of them, if I remember correctly,... I was only about eight or ten years old. I never saw them again, but they wrote to my great-grandfather regularly.

My great-grandfather's name was Domenic-angelo Vacca; his wife was Susie (Asunta) but she died in 1958. My great-grandfather lived to be 101 yrs old! He died in 1991. My grandfather's name was Arthur (Arturo Vacca); he was an attorney in North Providence, RI.

My great-grandfather always talked about Campbasso, Italy,... that is where he said he was from.

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Dana Vacca Great, Edward! I hope you enjoy it! I tried to write a book that was historically correct but but went further into the minds of the people of the era…moreGreat, Edward! I hope you enjoy it! I tried to write a book that was historically correct but but went further into the minds of the people of the era - to understand their hopes and dreams and why they behaved as they did. It's a complex period to understand but still has an effect on culture in present-day America.

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Welcome to the Rhode Island Authors Showcase! I am Dana Vacca, author of today’s featured book, FREEDOM CALLING: A Civil War Slave Escapes By Sea. It is available in paperback and ebook. You can find it on Amazon books, and also Ebay, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, and Goodreads. I hope you will check it out!

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