Thoughts on reading, writing, travels, and all things Italian


I was born outside of Boston and grew up there and in Saratoga Springs, New York, although now when I’m back in the States, New York City is home.

I earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and history from Cornell University and an MBA, with a  concentration in strategy and marketing,  from Bocconi University in Milan, Italy.

My work experience in government and radio and television journalism gave me the chance to live between Europe and the US:  in Prague, Vienna,  southern Georgia and Washington, DC.

In 1999, I moved to Rome, Italy, where I live with my husband and two sons and work in international development.

It was in Rome where I joined a wonderful writing group and decided to dedicate my free time to jotting down the stories that had long been taking shape in my mind. I’m a proud member of the Women’s Fiction Writers Association.

Children’s sports events – where I do much of my writing…

Doors of Essaouira, MoroccoIf I’m not writing, I love reading, studying languages, going to museums and the theatre, reading history, swimming, hiking, skiing, and everything Italian.

I’m an unabashed traveloholic and love nothing more than setting off to explore new destinations and revisiting old favourites.

If I’m doing things right, I should be returning from a trip with new books from the country, the sounds of another language buzzing in my head, lots of inspiration for stories, and a suitcase full of regional culinary specialties that will fool me into “extending” my holidays well beyond my return.


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  1. I nominated you for a Kreativ Blogger Award if you want it!

    Your blog has so much to offer and brings your readers to such incredible places! Thanks so much for your hard work and dedication! is where I mention you, it’s the most recent post as of 5 pm Friday, April 6th!

  2. I too am seriously afflicted by the travel bug. My first coin toss into the Trevi Fountain in 1981 worked, so I’m hoping my last toss in 2010 will work just as well. I’ve shared photos from that trip on one of my blogs:

    I’m now following your blog by email and added a link on my other blog:

    I’d LOVE to live in Europe – looking forward to hearing more about your adventures!

    1. Thanks, Faye! I love even the names of your blogs – they sound right up my alley and I’m headed over to look at them. Thank you so much for linking into my blog. ALWAYS thrilled to meet other travel addicts – and even better writer/travel addicts! The Trevi Fountain coins really work, don’t they? Since you’ve thrown one in so recently, I’m convinced we’ll get the chance to meet sometime soon in the Eternal City!

  3. So you decided to join the small clan of Uncle Spike followers Kimberly…. That makes me a happy blogger now – I really appreciate you making that special mouse click.

    Hope you like my upcoming posts and if you get bored one day, maybe you’ll enjoy trawling through some of my older stuff too.

    If you have any likes, dislikes or suggestions about my blog, just let me know, either through ‘comments’ or via email. Always welcome reader input 🙂

    Have a great old day…


  4. Bonjour de Toulouse(and “to win”, LOL!)! glad to have come across your awesome blog… my very best, tons of inspiration and good luck in all your endeavours… last but not least: I love Boston and NYC! 🙂 cheers, Mélanie

  5. Hi Kimberly, This is Elin from Radio Metropolis way back when, though wordpress is connecting me to the blog I write for my business. James Drake directed me to your blog a while ago and I just came across that email again and thought I’d reach out. If you want to connect directly you can email I look forward to hearing from you. Ciao!

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