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Ronna Lambiasi DeLoe is an author, writer, photographer, professional musician and NY attorney living in Maine and New York. She has an office in NY and is still actively doing appeals. She also play keys, synth & organ in a 7-piece band. Ms. DeLoe's poetry website provides custom poems or personalized poetry for every occasion. The new site is at: https://www.facebook.com/PoetandWriter/?fref=ts. Her photography website is: www.mainestreamphotography.com (live but under construction). Ms. DeLoe's first book of poetry is Serenity at Two Lights and Other Social Issues. It can be found on www.Amazon.com. Her children's book, Goodbye Monsters, can be found at: http://www.amazon.com/Goodbye-Monsters-Ronna-Lambiasi-DeLoe/dp/1633810011/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1436384727&sr=8-1&keywords=ronna+lambiasi+deloe. Contact her at ronnadeloe@gmail.com and view her webpage at www.ronnalambiasideloe.com.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Blues and B.B. King --Icon Passes Away Leaving a Treasure Trove of Music and Legendary Quotes

B.B. King, born with the name Riley B. King, died on May 14, 2015 after succumbing to problems from Type II diabetes. In the last few months, B.B. had a minor heart attack, dehydration and mini-strokes. It is believed that the strokes were the cause of death. B.B. died in his sleep but probably would have quipped he wouldn't mind dying at the hands of a jealous lover. 

One of his famous quotes is, "When I eventually drop, I pray to God that it'll happen in one of three ways: Firstly, on stage or leaving the stage, then secondly in my sleep. And the third way? You'll have to figure that out for yourself! " 

B.B. had stopped performing after October 2014 because of exhaustion and dehydration. His Type II diabetes had finally put a stop to his long, illustrious career. During his career he had influenced so many musicians, many of whom weren't even considered blues artists. They all came out to pay tribute to B.B. in the last few days, including Eric Clapton, Warren Haynes, Ringo Starr, Gladys Knight, and Lenny Kravitz. President Obama praised B.B. King, stating that "The blues has lost its king, and America has lost a legend." 

B.B.'s influence on musicians speaks for itself. He brought back the blues when it was waning in popularity in the 1950s and 1960s. He would play his beloved guitar, which he named Lucille, and you'd know it was B.B. without seeing who was playing because of the unique sound he made. Since his rise to fame, he influenced musicians such as The Allman Brothers and The Rolling Stones, whose rock and roll is blues-based. Mick Jagger called B.B. the best blues guitarist ever. B.B. also influenced Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Carlos Santana, Bono and so many others. The breadth of his influence is incalculable. 

B.B. was nominated for 30 Grammys and won 15 of them. He was inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He was consistently in the top ten list of all-time best guitarists and usually in the top five. He had a star on Hollywood Boulevard. He received other honors, including one from the Kennedy Center in 1995. 

Some reports indicate that B.B. had fifteen children, while most reports indicate he had eleven children. Regardless, B.B. enjoyed life. He was always joking around on stage. This writer saw him in concert in 2009. He was sitting down and played an occasional lick while his band covered for him. He was still able to play with the same quality he always did, just not with the same energy he had when he was younger. He loved telling jokes on stage and you can bet that almost every one of them was dirty. He loved the audience's reaction to his humor. 

B.B. seemed to accept that he had changed from a skinny kid to a hefty adult although the diabetes had a lot to do with that. Still, on stage, while he sat, played and quipped, he showed off his girth by dancing in his seat to the delight of the audience. He had an ear-grinning smile after he did that. It was obvious he loved being on stage even in his eighties. 

If you had a chance to see and hear singers in concert who are now in their seventies or eighties, most of them would disappoint you. Usually their voices aren't what they used to be. Take Paul McCartney and Paul Simon, for example. The 40th Anniversary of Saturday Night Live showed that they both had vocal trouble and needed all the microphone help they could get. Paul McCartney had vocal trouble back in 2010 at the London summer Olympics. Not B.B. He was in his eighties and he could still sing and he could still play. There should be no doubt that had he lived into his nineties, he'd still be playing and singing as long as he was physically able. 

B.B. is quoted with saying, "The blues was bleeding the same blood as me." He left us videos of his concerts and such legendary songs as "The Thrill is Gone," which was actually a cover but he made it his own. "Paying the Cost to be the Boss," "Lucille," "Everyday I Have the Blues," "When Love Comes to Town" and "Riding With the King" with Eric Clapton are just a few of the great songs he left us.  
B.B. will be missed by musicians and music lovers, not just blues lovers. He was an artist who appealed to all kinds of music lovers and his personality was infectious. There have been many blues greats but B.B. appealed to everyone. The King is gone and deserves every accolade he gets. His fans have a treasure trove of his music so he'll never really be gone. I'd like to think he's playing with Stevie Ray Vaughn somewhere. There was a mutual respect between them, not to mention talent that few could match. 

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Why I Wrote My Children's Book Goodbye Monsters, or Why We Write Books

Everyone has some story to tell even if they don't know it. I wrote Goodbye Monsters for my two children who were afraid of the monsters in the room. My son was five years old and my daughter was two years old. They were both afraid of the monsters in the bedroom and wanted me to search the room for them to kill any monsters that were hiding there.

My son needed to keep a toy cowboy gun under his bed to soothe his fears, but first he asked me to check the entire room for him. He eventually kept a baseball bat under his bed and one day he got rid of that too, not needing anything under the bed.

My daughter was still scared and needed something soothing. I wrote Goodbye Monsters for her but I also was inspired by what my son went through so the book was dedicated to both kids. I would rock my daughter and read my Goodbye Monsters  text to her while I rocked her. I wrote the text in lyrical, rhyming verse which was soothing and also had rhyming sounds that she could hear. This was many years ago. My daughter is now twenty five years old. I had written the text but hadn't decided what I wanted to go along with it.

I wanted to call my text Once Upon a Monster but by the time I was ready to have my book published, Sesame Street had, in the meantime, come out with an video called Once Upon a Monster with an interactive book. While it's acceptable to have books with the same name, even though I may have thought of the name first, I hadn't copyrighted it and I didn't want to compete with Sesame Street even though theirs was a video. I decided it was best to change the title.

Next I needed an illustrator. I found one in my Facebook group called Ronnas Unite! It is a group of women from all over the world with the name Ronna. One of the Ronnas is a graphic artist but can draw and illustrate anything. We decided to work together and the finished book has her artwork in it. I wanted a book written by a Ronna and illustrated by a Ronna, something unique.

The reviews on Amazon are great. My children aren't the only ones who love the book, I'm told. I'm excited about how this book is being received and how the story turned into a book from childhood fears. This book was written not only to help my children but because there was a story that came to me. I saw it as a great opportunity to soothe my children while letting them listen to the words. I also wanted to introduce them to a new concept, to wit, that mom can write and that I seized the day and did it.


Write on,


Sunday, December 7, 2014

Book Signing at The Flowergoddess at 144 Main Street, Thomaston, Maine, Saturday December 13 at 1:00-3:00 p.m.

I’m very excited to announce that I will be doing a book signing at The Flowergoddess, 144 Main Street, Thomaston, Maine next Saturday, December 13, 2014, from 1:00-3:00. Mainers and people from New England, please come! Even if you don’t buy a book, please come to show your support. I will be signing my children’s book, Goodbye Monsters, as well as my poetry book, Serenity at Two Lights and Other Social Issues.
Refreshments will be served. There is street parking or parking behind the stores in Thomaston, where there are plenty of spots. If you’re coming, please let me know if possible (https://www.facebook.com/RonnaLambiasiDeloe) and you can also let The Flowergoddess know if you’d like by going to their page. It’s a terrific store which offers everything from flowers to books, crafts, pottery, and more, and it smells so good in there! There are comfortable places to sit. Looking forward to seeing you.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Children's book Goodbye Monsters selling on Amazon.com - Makes a great gift

My children's book, Goodbye Monsters, is being sold on Amazon.com, and I've been getting a lot of orders in the mail. If you need a good book for a young child up to age 8, check out Goodbye Monsters, with its engaging text and beautiful illustrations by Ronna Hampton. You can find the book here: http://www.amazon.com/Goodbye-Monsters-Ronna-Lambiasi-DeLoe/dp/1633810011/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1406125842&sr=8-1&keywords=ronna+lambiasi+deloe.

If you can, please go to Facebook and click "LIKE" on my author's page here: https://www.facebook.com/RonnaLambiasiDeloe. Much appreciated.

Ronna Hampton and I thank you for your support of our book.

Keep writing,

Ronna Lambiasi DeLoe

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Children's book, Goodbye Monsters, is now available

My children's book, Goodbye Monsters, is now available. You can see it on Amazon.com at


You can also contact me through my website at: ronnalambiasideloe.com.

Finally, I can be contacted at ronnadeloe@gmail.com.

This book is a perfect gift for children. Many children go through the stage where they're afraid of the dark or of monsters in their room. This book is a great way to get them to conquer their fears. I used to read this to my own two children when they were young and it worked for them. They would request it over and over. Now it's finally in print with beautiful illustrations by Ronna Hampton.

This book is suitable for children ages newborn to 8. It is suitable for boys as well as girls.

This is a book written by a Ronna and illustrated by a Ronna, which is probably a first.

Thank you all for your support.

Write on, whenever you can,

Ronna Lambiasi DeLoe

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

What do you do about the monster under the bed? Read Goodbye Monsters

I have a children's book coming out soon that is entitled Goodbye Monsters. This book, written in verse and beautifully illustrated by Ronna Hampton, is perfect for the child who is afraid of the monster under the bed or in his/her bedroom. You can see the cover on my new author's website, which is a work in progress but will be finished soon:


The book will be listed on Amazon but can also be purchased by contacting me directly at ronnadeloe@gmail.com. The book should be available by early July, 2014.

Write on!
Ronna Lambiasi DeLoe

Friday, June 6, 2014

Are all mediums fake? The Long Island Medium is under investigation for fraud according to sources

The Long Island medium a phony? Fake? Fraud? Who knew?

Here is the article:

I would say, Caveat Emptor, buyer beware. I know a medium also. Find out more about her below.

My husband says he's not a medium, he's an extra large. :)

The medium I know has the same issues. She is also coincidentally from Long Island. None of the readings she did with me were valid. She knew everything about my deceased ex-husband and did a reading based on what she knew. There was no new information. Likewise, when she did a reading for me another time, she told me the number 5 meant something special to me. Okay, no it didn't, but I didn't tell her that. I made up some garbage to connect it to the #5 to make her feel better but I knew she was a fraud. I just never told her. My husband observed the reading. He also knew it was fake.

Someone this woman dated only once told her she should not be using any special gift she might have for profit and that it is shameful to do that. She continues to do so to the most vulnerable people --- people who have lost a loved one. (She probably dated him only once because of what he said to her; I'm sure it pissed her off).

People desperately want to believe in these readings, especially when they're in a fragile state. It's not fair, it's fraud and it all should be investigated. It also should require a license, just like everything else.

Any thoughts? Feel free to contribute a comment.

Peace through writing,