About

alessandra macaluso authorHi! My name is Alessandra Macaluso. (No, that’s not the name of a tomato sauce, and yes, you can call me “Ali”.) I am an author, freelance writer, and blogger.

I’m also a mother, wife, daughter, and more, and while I like to write about these topics, I sort of like to blog about everything. So you can expect to find the occasional healthy recipe, DIY project, cool giveaway, or anything else that inspires me.

Be sure to subscribe to my newsletter for updates, contests & giveaways (just use the ‘subscribe’ form on the right side of the page). And if you have any questions or just want to reach out to say hi, email me at: ali@punkwife.com.

If you’d like to follow all of my current projects and see where I’ve written around the web, visit my author website: alessandramacaluso.com.

Alessandra’s Book: The Real-Deal Bridal Bible

RealDealBridalBible_FINALFINAL_forCreateSpace.inddIf you’re planning a wedding you’ll ask yourself obvious questions, like where would I like to get married? What dress will I wear? And, where should we honeymoon? But unexpected little buggers will pop up, such as: Why is my bestie acting like she swallowed four Xanax and washed them down with three mimosas? Why does  my mom’s face twitch like that when I tell her my ideas for our reception? How come everyone shares opinions, without me asking? And, upon finding yourself hiding locked in a closet: What are the going rates for a room for two at the Little White Wedding Chapel in Vegas?

The Real-Deal Bridal Bible prepares you for all these instances that arise as you embark on this awesome, crazy, amazing journey, as well as married life beyond. Planning a wedding is a wonderful time in your life. But it can also be overwhelming, and the whole process has a funny way of bringing out the crazy in everyone around you. It’s easy to get caught in the chaos and, before you know it, you’ve said your “I do’s” and it’s over without you having the chance to do things your way.

This book will prevent that from happening. It will provide you clarity, management tools, and will help you balance all the moving parts. It will prepare you for everything you need to know – the real things – so you can plan the wedding that best reflects you while keeping your sanity, finances, and relationships intact. Whether you are thinking about marriage, are engaged, or are well past your wedding, you will find entertainment and advice in this book which you can use long after the last dance.

Read reviews and purchase a copy of The Real-Deal Bridal Bible, here.

An Official Bio

Alessandra Macaluso is author of The Real-Deal Bridal Bible, available on Amazon and Kindle. It’s perfect for brides-to-be, hilarious for brides-who-have-been, and ESSENTIAL for brides-who-may-one-day-be. A freelance writer and creator at heart, Alessandra also writes screenplays, articles, and business/product reviews. She has contributed to The Huffington Post, Scary Mommy, Uptown Magazine, Charlotte Magazine, and Yelp.com, among other publications, and was featured in the New York Times “Life and Style” section for her review of Ulta Beauty. Her original screenplay, “Polar Suburbia”, placed as a semi-finalist in the 2009 Moondance Film Festival. To learn more about Alessandra you can visit her author page, AlessandraMacaluso.com.

In addition to writing, Alessandra’s other addictions include interior decorating, cooking, gardening, and red wine. She’s mom to daughter Penelope, son Ciro, and two twenty-five pound Maine coon cats who are convinced they are dogs, and drives her OCD husband completely nuts with her constant rearrangement of scenery in their home.

Note: I am currently working on two additional books and seeking an agent to represent me for these projects. If you are interested, contact me at: ali@punkwife.com.

 

Comments (11)

  • Denise

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    Ali
    You never cease to amaze me!! I LOVE your new blog! The look, content-everything! I admire you so much!
    Love your favorite neighbor….:))
    Denise

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    • ali mac

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      Thank you!!!! 🙂 So glad you like my new “home”! More good stuff to come!

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  • Susan

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    Love the new blog! I already got mentioned, I am officially a PunkWife! 🙂
    Can’t wait to see more!

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    • ali mac

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      Yes you are Susan!! Very excited for more to come 😉

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  • Kim McManus

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    Ali, love this site, adding it to my “favs”!! You are so talented, keep “punkn”!

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    • ali mac

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      Thank you Kim!! Glad you found me! 🙂

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  • Mary

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    I’m a PunkFarmer that loves your blog! Thanks for sharing.

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    • ali mac

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      Thanks Mary!!!

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  • Beth

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    You have Maine Coon Cats?? Do you have any pics!? My little guy only weighs in at 14lbs but is about 34 inches long. He’s cuhhrazy!

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    • ali mac

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      Hi Beth! Yes, 2!!! That’s awesome about your furry guy. My guys are nuts too!!! Yes, I’ll post pics in the next couple of posts – stay tuned. Send me a pic of your guy!

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  • AndreaKesselFabry

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    Love your site!

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