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Inside Edition documents Regina’s childhood, in a report that features Middle Country Public Library in Centereach, N.Y., where she spent much of her time during her youth reading, learning and beginning to pave her way from poverty to success.

WCBS Radio profiles Regina and Etched in Sand, noting: “Regina Calcaterra Hopes Memoir Gives Voice To Disadvantaged Kids.” Read and hear the report.

Regina appeared on CBS’ “The Couch” program to discuss Etched in Sand, and her challenged childhood.  

One of Regina’s goals in writing Etched in Sand was to raise awareness of the challenges faced by older foster children, that they are adoptable and of You Gotta Believe! Newsweek/Daily Beast has already helped with this goal. Read here about The Case for Older Foster Children.

SUMMARY Regina Calcaterra’s memoir, Etched in Sand, published by HarperCollins, William Morrow is an inspiring and triumphant coming-of-age story of tenacity and triumph. Three weeks after its release Etched in Sand debuted on the New York Times Best Seller list and nine-months later returned and rose to No. 2 on…

Publishers Weekly “Courageous…Fascinating…Unforgettable” This true story of a woman surviving domestic abuse as a child, emancipating herself as a teenager, and then becoming a successful attorney is courageous and fascinating, written with a descriptive restraint that recalls moments of tragedy and perseverance with simplicity and subtlety. Her story begins with…

ETCHED IN SAND A True Story of Five Siblings Who Survived an Unspeakable Childhood on Long Island By Regina Calcaterra Pub Date: Aug. 6th, 2013 ISBN: 978-0-06-221883-4 Publisher: Morrow/HarperCollins A prominent New York attorney’s unsparing account of how she and her four siblings survived extreme abuse and neglect at the hands of their…

      Newsday, Sunday March 17, 2013 1:21 PM By Dan Janison Lawyer Regina Calcaterra, of New Suffolk, who serves these days as director of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s Moreland Act commission on utility disaster response, has penned a harrowing personal memoir, “Etched in Sand: A True Story of…

Highlights of Pre-Release Reviews KIRKUS REVIEWS: Kirkus Reviews: RECOMMENDED “Riveting reading from start to finish.” “Calcaterra narrates her story in the present tense, which adds a painful immediacy and urgency to an already gut-wrenching account. Yet never once does she flinch from the terrible truths with which she has lived…

Samantha Garvey is Finally Home NEWSDAY January 28, 2012 by KEITH HERBERT AND SARAH CRICHTON Intel competition semifinalist Samantha Garvey has a home again. Less than a month after she and her family had to relocate to a homeless shelter, Garvey moved Saturday into a new home in Bay Shore….