HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY

  Today, on Independence Day, I spent a little time with the father of my country. No, it wasn’t in a séance or in the District of Columbia, which honors his name. It was in the Cascine Park in Florence, Italy where George Washington is [...]

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A NEW ROOM WITH A VIEW

  After spending the first few months of this year with doctors, dentists, accountants, Indian chiefs and candlestick makers, followed by the launch of my third novel, The Ultimate Revenge, the conclusion to "The Simon Trilogy," Joe and l returned to Italy. The month of [...]

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FESTA DELLA REPUBBLICA

  After an intense week of writing, I treated Joe and myself to a full weekend of play. While Noble's Quest was debuting in NYC at the BookExpo America, we began our weekend shopping for quail at the Mercato Centrale in the Piazza near the [...]

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ISN’T HE ROMANTIC?

  Last week Joe and I celebrated thirty-four years together...okay, it was our twenty-sixth wedding anniversary, but you gals know that you have to add in the time invested! It was a beautiful sunny day, and as I headed off for an appointment, I noticed [...]

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BACK TO WORK

  Of course, you've been checking my blog weekly! And you've noticed that I've been off the airwaves the last few weeks. I can’t promise it won’t happen again, especially when life takes hold or one of my characters demands my time but I will [...]

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INSPIRATION POINT

  This is where my career as a writer began, sitting on the wall with the beautiful historic center of Florence spread before me and the eleventh century Basilica of San Miniato al Monte, complete with a bishop’s palace, at my back. The Florentines often [...]

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