SATURDAY NIGHT'S HOT TICKET #SyrFWSpring2015

Syracuse Fashion Week 2015 is in high gear. Join me along with other illustrious guests for a fun, glam evening at the Landmark Gala, April 11th, 2015. BOOK SIGNING BY JACQUELINE CIOFFA AUTHOR OF THE VAST LANDSCAPE I know where I’ll be kicking up my heels this Saturday, how ’bout you? Portion of the proceeds to benefit The Food Bank of CNY, come out and support your local Community. “The Vast Landscape” Model

Stick to the basics with an edge

I hate shopping. Clothes shopping. I’ve been living in sweats and jeans the last five years, shopping hasn’t been a high priority. Writing does not require Couture, PJs are just fine and acceptable. Authors apparently require a bit more expansive wardrobe. Being invited to the Landmark Gala during Syracuse Fashion Week 2015 as a guest author of “The Vast Landscape” deserves some glam effort. So I went shopping and came back with nada, the perks

To bleed ink from her heart.

For those of you that don’t know me and most don’t, I led a privileged life for many, many years. Traveled to exotic locales on somebody else’s dime lived in Paris, Milan, London, Barcelona, Madrid, Cape Town, Miami, Hollywood, NYC… I was a fashion model who earned a living from her looks. The bizarre, crazy existence was the difficult lifestyle to explain. It was a job with bonanza benefits. I never took

"Model turns international experiences into fiction"

“The Vast Landscape” in the news! Thank you, Nicki Gorny and syracuse.com for supporting indie authors, local bookstores, CNY and the totally awesome feature. Exciting, humbling piece and a great place to grow up. “Once I freed it up to be fiction,” she said, “Harrison could go anywhere. I had a larger canvas for her to stomp on.” – Nicki Gorny FULL LINK: http://www.syracuse.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2015/01/model_turns_international_experiences_into_fiction_central_new_york_books_and_au.html http://downtownbooksandcoffee.com

Rack 'em Up

My dad was an excellent hustler. He excelled at getting you to buy random crap you didn’t need, before you even opened your mouth. He taught me how to play pool when I was five. Unfortunately, that skill did not stick. I do love a risk, and will take just about any dare. Hasty to act, without weighing the odds. Falling flat on my face, breaking bones, plunging into fifty degree water for the hell

dem boots and a backpack

              Harrison’s experience of her new milieu is full of sensory observation. An early chapter refers to the city in tantalizing terms: “New York tasted better than chocolate, was wilder than anything Harrison had imagined, and smelled like opportunity. The streets vibrated under her boots.” -Carrie Chantler  The Citizen. http://auburnpub.com/lifestyles/after–year-detour-into-modeling-career-auburn-native-finishes/article_853a739d-a5f2-5910-a074-87a0c4cec5e1.html http://www.amazon.com/THE-VAST-LANDSCAPE-Jacqueline-Cioffa-ebook/dp/B00H3P51LS