Simple Etiquette (short excerpt from my book)

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This morning I encountered a really rude young lady (obviously not a “lady”) so I wanted to share an short excerpt on Simple Etiquette from my book. “-Hold the door. Whether you are male or female, open a door that you have just passed through for the next person directly behind you.” “-Try to limit the “crunch” of those crunchy … Read More

Kirkus Discoveries Review of My New Book

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Very pleased for my first book! http://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/non-fiction/michele-sfakianos/useful-information-for-everyday-living/

Happy Thanksgiving

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Wishing everyone a safe and Happy Thanksgiving. Hope everyone has somewhere to go. No one should be alone on the holiday. God Bless!

Interesting Observation

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At the book sale this past week, I had a really lovely lady that wanted to purchase my book for her son, but felt that the cover was too feminine and he wouldn’t open it.  I took the hard cover book and removed the jacket and it is a beautiful dark navy blue book underneath, which turned the book into masculine … Read More

Fall Bazaar & Book Sale a Success!

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I was very pleased with the traffic and sales of my new book on Saturday at the Colonial Country Club Fall Bazaar and Book Sale.  I met a lot of really nice people and was able to sell and sign 14 books! I was very pleased since this was my first outing with my book.  I also met a woman … Read More

Google Books

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You can see a preview (inside the book) at Google Books.  This is all so exciting!

New Website Up and Running!

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So happy to report that my  new website is up and running.  Hope you will check it out!  You can order my new book from that site as well as Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com.  Thank you for supporting the younger generation of today!  www.michelesfakianos.com

Marketing is everything

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Since my book came out on Oct.18 I have been busy preparing all of the marketing material and trying to get the word out, especially to those that need this type of information.  A colleague of mine recently said that my book appears to be “a much needed resource for young adults”  (Ana – WomenontheVerge.net). I cannot agree more and hope … Read More

My book is now available!

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I’m so excited to share with you that my book is now available for purchase.  You can purchase directly through Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=useful+information+for+everyday+living&x=16&y=15. It will also be listed on Barnes and Noble website within the next 30 days. I’m working on a paypal button for this site too, so stay tuned! I wrote this book for the intentions of helping out the … Read More

A sample from Kitchen/Grilling Safety chapter:

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Kitchen safety is one of the most important things you need to focus on. Fires can start so easily and get out of hand within minutes. The leading cause of fires in the kitchen is unattended cooking………… Kitchen Safety: Never cook in loose clothes and keep your hair tied back. Keep your knives in a wooden block or in a … Read More