Heidi Mastrogiovanni


February 21, 2017
Amberjack Publishing
265 pages
5.25 x 8
eBook and Paperback, $13.99
ISBN: 978-1-9449-9507-2
Romantic Comedy | Women’s Fiction



Heidi Mastrogiovanni (Los Angeles, CA)

Author, Lala Pettibone’s Act Two




Judy McDonough | judy@prbythebook.com(512) 501-4399 ext. 710 | @jemmcd


Lala Pettibone, a forty-something widow whose outrageous antics befit women half her age, has been imagining her sexy boss Gerard is as smitten with her as she is with him. Enter Gerard’s fabulous girlfriend from Paris.

After spending the rest of the day drinking wine straight from the bottle, Lala attends the monthly meeting of her Greenwich Village co-op, where the residents are informed that a toxic wasteland in the building’s basement requires everyone to pony up forty-grand by the end of the week.

Lala very reluctantly decides to sublet her apartment and make a bundle while visiting her Auntie Geraldine in Los Angeles. But good things come her way in sunny California, including inspiration to finish writing an uproarious novel based on her own ridiculous adventures.

Lala Pettibone’s Act Two is a wonderfully hilarious, second-coming-of-age-novel. Bridget Jones has absolutely nothing on Lala in the Late-Bloomer-With-Maybe-Lots-of-Potential-Department.


  • Using humor in life situations
  • Self-discovery and rebuilding as a widow
  • Reinventing yourself by moving to a new place
  • Coming-of-age in middle age


Heidi Mastrogiovanni is a dedicated animal welfare advocate who lives in Los Angeles with her musician husband and their three rescued senior dogs. She loves to read, hike, travel, and do a classic spit-take whenever something is really funny. Heidi is a graduate of Wesleyan University and was chosen as one of ScreenwritingU’s 15 Most Recommended Screenwriters of 2013. The comedy web series she writes and produces, Verdene and Gleneda, was awarded the Hotspot on the Writers Guild of America’s Hotlist.

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