Pegana Press Books

Stories love to be noticed, and then told or written down so they may come to life.  I like the term "magical realism" because magic happens in an ordinary day all the time.  The stories in Hearth & Heart are my perception of real life experiences, which can seem more like fiction than reality. 

--Rita Tortorello    

If you'd like to see what I'm working on besides Hearth & Heart, I can also be found on Patreon.

Or you can follow my "author" page @TeaWithWhimsy on facebook.

As a patron, you'll have access to more stories, including Hearth & Heart, and your support will keep me writing.

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Vol 1 are the editions published in 2015 and Vol 2 are the editions published in 2017.  There were no H & H editions in 2016.

Buy all three editions


Hearth & Heart

          Tales of magical realism, Hearth & Heart is a collection of original short stories written by Rita Tortorello, and offered quarterly in zine format.  Though it's not letterpress, your purchase of Hearth & Heart helps  to support Pegana Press, small publishing and handmade books.