I am ALWAYS super excited to get my work up on NetGalley – my fourth so far!
But, I have to admit, I’m especially proud of my latest. I adore short stories, and for so long I have wanted to publish a short story collection.
I am so, so pleased to have finally taken the plunge and prepared my short story collection, Drink Wine and Be Beautiful, for publication this May. Short story collections aren’t generally the path to commercial success, but as an avid reader and writer of short stories – and a proud indie author – I said: “Why the heck not?”
It may be only five of you who read my collection, but I will still be happy. That is, after all, one of teh benefits of being an indie.
But, of course, I am hoping that more than five of you will enjoy curling up with a coffee, tea, or (why not?) glass of wine, to get lost in my Italian-themed tales of women.
Here’s the blurb:
Italian Tales of love, betrayal, longing, desire – and hope
Italy serves as the backdrop for stories of Italian women and expatriate women living in Italy.
A freak snowstorm in Rome changes the travel plans of two women, touching their lives in ways they could never have imagined. An ambitious Italian professional working in Brussels rails inwardly at her privileged boss, until fate presents her with a rare opportunity. A long desired trip to Bali, Indonesia serves as a needed chance for introspection. A cautious housewife in Rome thinks back to a fateful missed connection in Florence. A first-time mother feels debilitating guilt for not bonding with her newborn, until an elderly neighbor provides her with a new perspective.
The twenty-one stories in this collection follow women’s lives as they confront betrayal and love, alienation and community, despair and-ultimately-hope.
Here’s the direct link to the NetGalley page – hope you’ll consider requestion and revieiwng my new short story collection!