Author Marlana DeMarco Hogan’s new book “Growing Up in the Pasta Zone” is a charming tale that follows three young boys whose families come together for a unique tradition.


Newman Springs Publishing author Marlana DeMarco Hogan’s recent publication “Growing Up in the Pasta Zone” centers on a large Italian-American family who come together for their long-awaited family tradition of making their own pasta sauce. in large quantities outdoors. This important moment turns into a fun family get-together where everyone plays and laughs as they work to create the perfect sauce.

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updated: November 16, 2022 06:00 AM EST

MILLSTONE TOWNSHIP, NJ, Nov. 16, 2022 ( –
Marlana DeMarco Hogan, who earned a degree in teaching Italian language and culture from Rutgers University and had a 25-year teaching career, has finished her new book ‘Growing Up in the Pasta Zone’ : a delightful and heartwarming story of a beloved family tradition for an Italian-American family that brings everyone together and forces them to work as a team to accomplish something beautiful.

“‘Growing up in the Pasta Zone’ is the story of three hardworking little boys and the joy they find in helping carry on their annual family tradition of making tomato sauce together,” Hogan writes. “Every step is filled with fun and excitement, from collecting firewood to making homemade sauce outdoors over an open fire. Precious memories are made…in the pasta area.”

Published by Newman Springs Publishing, Marlana DeMarco Hogan’s adorable tale is inspired by her own upbringing as a child in a loving, traditional Italian-American family. With vibrant illustrations and a heartwarming message, readers from all walks of life will enjoy this timeless tale of a family happily keeping old traditions alive while creating new memories together at special family gatherings.

Readers who wish to experience this uplifting work can purchase “Growing Up in the Pasta Zone” at bookstores around the world, or online at the Apple iBooks Store, Amazon or Barnes and Noble.

For more information or media requests, contact Newman Springs Publishing at 732-243-8512.

About Newman Springs Publishing:

Newman Springs Publishing is a full-service publishing house for serious authors. Every title produced by Newman Springs Publishing undergoes every step of the professional publishing process, including editing, layout, cover design, circulation, distribution and advertising. All titles are available in e-book and print format. Newman Springs Publishing distributes to tens of thousands of outlets in North America and abroad. All manuscripts of all genres are welcome to be submitted for review; if the manuscript meets the necessary criteria and is accepted for publication, Newman Springs Publishing will work closely with the author to bring the book to the retail market for a relatively inexpensive initial investment.

Source: Newman Springs Publishing


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