Mother and Daughter Team Up to Help Women with Cancer

Romance Author Caridad Pineiro and her daughter, shop owner Samantha Scordato, are working together to raise funds for Mary’s Place by the Sea, a respite home for women receiving treatment for cancer.

Ocean Grove, NJ, October 19, 2017 --( Pineiro is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who has sold over one million romance novels worldwide. A cancer survivor, Pineiro says, “I was lucky that my cancer was caught early, but I have seen family and friends suffer with this horrible disease. When I heard about Mary’s Place by the Sea, I knew I had to find a way to help support such a wonderful cause.”

Scordato, the owner of OG Surf and Skate in Ocean Grove, chimed in on her mother’s desire to help others and her career as a romance author. “I’ve always been proud of my mom’s desire to help anyone she could. To be a part of the helping makes me feel inspired. As for my writing, having event with other authors always boosts my desire to continue writing books people will love to read!”

This mother and daughter duo will be hosting a book launch party for Pineiro’s critically acclaimed One Summer Night which was released by Sourcebooks Casablanca on October 3. One Summer Night is a Publishers Weekly Top 10 Fall Romance and was recently featured in the New York Times Book Review.

Why host the event in a surf and skate shop in Ocean Grove? “The location was chosen since my daughter’s shop has a cameo appearance in One Summer Nightand the sequel due out next June, What Happens In Summer. In addition, in the novels the fictional town of Sea Kiss was loosely based on Ocean Grove.”

The event will be held on Sunday, October 29 from 2 to 5 p.m. at OG Surf and Skate, 53 Main Avenue, Ocean Grove, New Jersey. A portion of proceeds from book sales and sales at OG Surf and Skate during the event will be donated to Mary’s Place by the Sea. Light refreshments will also be served. For more information, please visit and For those who cannot attend, Pineiro will also donate a portion of any online sales from October 22 to October 29 to Mary’s Place by the Sea.

About Caridad Pineiro: Caridad Pineiro is a transplanted Long Island girl who has fallen in love with pork roll and the Jersey Shore, but still can’t get the hang of tomato pies. When Caridad isn’t taking long strolls along the boardwalk to maintain her sanity and burn off that pork roll, she’s also a NY Times and USA Today bestselling author with over a million books sold worldwide. Caridad is passionate about writing and helping others explore and develop their skills as writers. She is a founding member of the Liberty States Fiction Writers and has presented workshops at the RT Book Club Convention, Romance Writers of America National Conference as well as various writing organizations throughout the country. You can connect with Caridad at

About Samantha Scordato: Samantha Scordato obtained a B.S. in Fashion Merchandising and an MBA from Philadelphia University. After graduating, Samantha turned her attention to her two loves: Running a surf and skate shop and writing her debut novel, Following Jane. You can connect with Samantha at and
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