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Publisher iUniverse Launches Coast-to-Coast Marketing Campaign to Promote "Lucia's Survival Guide and Cookbook"

Publisher, iUniverse, begins a nationwide marketing campaign this week to promote "Lucia's Survival Guide and Cookbook". We look forward to brisk sales and great Italian meals for its readers!

NBC's The Today Show

Today Show co-host Meredith Vieira conducted the first television interview about the "surprise" publication of Lucia's Survival Guide and Cookbook with studio guests homemaker and author Lucille Campilongo, Lucille's daughter Gina Friedman and granddaughter Gianna Friedman.
Make Lucia's Pasta with Cucuzza (zucchini) and see the special interview with the women at the center of this heartwarming story:

Get the recipe and watch Meredith Vieira's interview with "Lucia" Campilongo at:
Mamma Mia! Italian grandma's housekeeping tips-turned-book ...

Watch Lucia live on ABC's "The View from the Bay"

Watch Lucia cook one of her favorite recipes and talk about the release of her new award winning 2nd edition of Lucia's Survival Guide and Cookbook. CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE LIVE SEGMENT!

London Book Festival

The London Book Festival has just announced that author Lucia Campilongo has received Honorable Mention at its annual book competition. Entries were judged by a panel of publishing industry experts who based their decision upon general excellence, the author's passion for telling a good story and the potential of the work to gain a wider audience in the worldwide market. The London Book Festival honors the top authors and houses of the international book community.

Cover Story

Lucia Campilongo, Author of Lucia's Survival Guide and Cookbook, is featured in the just released premier edition of Equanimity Magazine. Campilongo addresses the challenges of new homemakers and college students on their own for the first time. She emphasizes the need to stay organized and to eat well, in an efficient and low budget household. Campilongo has appeared on NBC's Today Show and is a Top 10 Bestseller with publisher iUniverse. Equanimity Editor, Lumbie Mlambo, explains that the magazine aims to empower, encourage and inspire. She states that life balance and hope can be restored through the sharing of real-life stories of success and failure. Lucia's inspiration for writing the survival guide was her daughter, Gina's, year away from home while attending college in Italy.

Go to for a first-hand look at Lucia's feature coverage in the premier edition of Equanimity.

A New Video Just Released of Author Lucia Campilongo and her Daughter, Gina! CLICK HERE

See Lucia on "YouTube"

Click Here for a new article in the Portland Family Magazine

Click Here to See Lucia in iMira Magazine

TV interview

Featuring Lucia's Domestically Challenged Daughter, Gina
Station: News 10 (ABC)
Show: Sacramento and Co.
Location: Sacramento, CA
Radio interview
Station: WTKF
Show: Coastal Daybreak with Ben Ball
Location: Morehead City, NC
National radio interview (TBA)
Station: Sirius XM
Show: Martha Stewart Living Radio
Location: New York, NY Radio interview
Radio interview
Station: WVOL
Show: Differences
Location: Nashville, TN
National radio interview
Show: Troubleshooter Tom Martino
Location: Denver, CO 
Radio interview
Station: WGEM
Show: News Talk Live
Location: Quincy, IL

Radio interview
Station: WSRT
Show: Mary in the Morning
Location: Traverse City, MI

Radio interview
Station: KMA
Show: Dean and Dale in the Morning
Location: Shenandoah, IA 

Sunday Herald Sun newspaper, Australia Feature article

Feature article in "Yummy Mummy" magazine

Book Review in

Ace Lundon's "Lundon Calling" radio show recently featured an interview with Lucia Campilongo. Listen to the complete segment at:


'Mom Turned Author' to Announce New Release on ABC,+Media,+Academia/Meredith+Vieira/0ayF3kkbmMaoy/1

Read the iUniverse "Author Spotlight" at:

Lucia's Book Continues Ranking as Top 10 Best Seller:

Primo Magazine, the national bi-monthly magazine for and about Italian Americans, publishes a story about homemaker and author, Lucille Campilongo and her book Lucia's Survival Guide and Cookbook in its December 2008 issue.
Visit the Primo Magazine website at:

Edmonton Woman magazine is including the book in their holiday gift guide which will be their Nov/Dec issue.

Baltimore Child magazine is covering the book in their new products column.

The Marin Independent Journal, a daily newspaper in Northern California, published an article on Sept. 10, 2008 about Lucille Campilongo and the publication of her book Lucia's Survival Guide and Cookbook. To read the article written by Leslie Harlib (featuring photos by Marin IJ photographer Frankie Frost) just click on the link below:

The Annotico Report:

International Business Times:

Marin Magazine:

Pacific Sun:

The Northern California Bohemian:

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