by Michelle Ciampa
On Wednesday, 13-year Hi’s Eye adviser Ms. Rosemary DiBattista retired. “It was like getting a new family every year,” said DiBattista of her time with the school newspaper. DiBattista has led the Hi’s Eye to multiple national awards, including the Columbia Scholastic Press Association Gold Medalist award this past year. Left, DiBattista stands with the 2015-2016 staff, all of whom took her Journalism II class last year.
DiBattista looks forward to a continued career in writing. Under her pen name Rosie Genova, DiBattista is the author of the Italian Kitchen Mysteries for Penguin Random House. Set at the Jersey Shore, the series was inspired by DiBattista’s love for Golden Age mysteries and her enthusiasm for Italian food. The latest novel, A Dish Best Served Cold, was released August 4. Murder and Marinara (October 1, 2013) The Wedding Soup Murder (September 2, 2014) A Dish Best Served Cold (August 4, 2015) The Italian Kitchen Mysteries Rosie Genova, also known as Rosemary DiBattista, is the author of the “Italian Kitchen Mysteries” for Penguin Random House. Set at the Jersey Shore, the series was inspired by DiBattista’s love for Golden Age mysteries and her enthusiasm for Italian food. Murder and Marinara Mystery writer Victoria Rienzi returns home to the Jersey Shore to work in her family’s Italian restaurant. But when a television producer dies in the restaurant, Vic turns amateur sleuth. The Wedding Soup Murder When Victoria is put in charge of catering a wedding at the Belmont Country Club, she finds herself dealing with a demanding bridezilla, egotistical chefs, and a murdered country club president. A Dish Best Served Cold In the series’ third release, published on Aug. 4, a homeless man with secrets sets Victoria off on the trail of a decades-old murder. The series is available on Amazon.com and in major bookstores.