Scolapasta Press, Inc. Barbara Oliverio


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Reading one of my books has been streamlined even more.

“Passports and Plum Blossoms” is now available on Audio wherever you get your audiobooks.

Make an audiobook, they said. It’s a snap, they said.

Well. Maybe not a snap…but a whole new world. I was involved in “casting” the voice and giving her a list of character traits to use for everyone in the book. Editing the work consisted of listening to the book and finding the small anomalies where the narrator didn’t quite hit the sentences as I would have or mispronounced names. It was a challenge for her since I had so many characters with diverse nationalities and accents! She was superb, however, and my edits were few. It’s a whole new marketing world as well because book listeners aren’t necessarily the same as book readers.

I’m looking forward to converting the rest of my books! In the meantime, download a copy of “Passports and Plum Blossoms”, plug in your earbuds and enjoy.


by | Feb 19th, 2019 | 0 Comment | Uncategorized

So much media, so little time.

It was a dream when I wrote my first book that someday a Hollywood producer would call and want to make it into a movie. Well, it kind of happened like that. I got a call, and boom…my book was a movie.

Ok. It took a few more steps than that.

Discussions of who would represent my interests (an expert entertainment attorney) followed by discussions back and forth when funding fell through and came back and negotiations of who, what, when, where and how the book would be represented, and, oh, yeah, how much I would get paid.

Finally. Love on the Lido Deck was produced on the Hallmark Channel as Love at Sea starring Carlos and Alexa PenaVega.

It debuted as the number one cable program on the Saturday it was shown, and it is in rotation in the Hallmark line-up.

Look for it. It is different than the book but it is a charming representation of my story nonetheless.


by | Feb 19th, 2019 | 0 Comment | Uncategorized

It was only inevitable that I would write a book that revolved around sports in some way. I mean — come on — I am a diehard football, hockey, and baseball fanatic, and if you don’t know who my favorite teams are by now, you just ain’t been paying attention. (Ahem, Pittsburgh, ahem). The idea of following a young lady on her journey in the male-dominated area of sports broadcasting was entirely intriguing, and the story just wrote itself. Here’s hoping that all of you that appreciate a clean story with a modern, witty heroine enjoy the book. Stay tuned for my next book. I’m not sure what that will be about, but I guarantee you the main character will be just as sassy as all the ones have been so far!

by | Jun 9th, 2017 | 0 Comment | Uncategorized

If you would have asked me when I sat down to scribble Love on the Back Burner that I would be talking about my third novel, I would have told you that you were crazy. But, here I am publishing my third novel. Not only that…I have  folks asking when the fourth one will come out. Yikes! Let’s just think about this one! I have learned so much about the craft of writing in pursuing these novels. In addition, I have met so many wonderful people at book events and visiting book clubs. Thanks to all who continue to be a part of my journey!

by | Oct 8th, 2015 | 0 Comment | Uncategorized

I am so excited to have been invited as featured writer at the author’s forum during the annual WV Italian Heritage Festival during Labor Day. The Festival celebrates the best of Italian culture for those of us who immigrated or are descendants of immigrants from Italy. My late immigrant parents would be thrilled to see their little girl honored for my scribbling efforts. I’m happy to share my currently published works — and preview my upcoming release Passports and Plum Blossoms: An International Romantic Comedy. If you are in Clarksburg, WV on Labor Day, stop by the historic Waldamore on Sunday at 2:15 for a visit!

by | Aug 12th, 2015 | 0 Comment | Uncategorized