Stunning Scuola Grande di San Rocco in Venice

Scuola Grande do San Rocco, Venice / Kimberly Sullivan

On my last visit to Venice last month, I returned to a magical place – the Scuola Grande di San Rocco. This was founded in 1458, as part of the networks of “Scuole” that existed in the Venice of the time. To grace the grand halls of this space, Venetian painter Tintoretto was commissioned to…

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A shout-out to Czech literature

Prague bookstore / Kimberly Sullivan

Whenever I live in a country, I enjoy learning more about its culture by doing a deep dive into its literature. This was also the case when I lived in Prague, Czech Republic many years ago. The Czechs have a lot of great literature, and I was happy to explore all of it: Vaclav Havel,…

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The gnomes of Wroclaw, Poland

Wroclaw, Poland / Kimberly Sullivan

This past weekend I visited the town of Wroclaw, in southern Poland, for the first time. I’ve always been curious to visit this pretty town, and my husband and I were staying in Prague and I convinced him to take the bus up for a daytrip … a four-hour bus trip departing at 6 am.…

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New book awards for Rome’s Last Noble Palace!

Reader Views Award - Rome's Last Noble Palace

Super excited to have new book award news for my newest novel, Rome’s Last Noble Palace. I just learned that my novel received the Reader Views Award 2023 -2024, Silver Award- Historical Fiction. I don’t write for awards, but that certainly doesn’t mean I don’t feel excited to receive them! I so enjoyed writing this…

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Todi’s beautiful Palazzo del Popolo

Todi Piazza del Popolo, Umbria, Italy / Kimberly Sullivan

Todi is a picturesque medieval hilltown in Umbria – and its central square, Pizza del Popolo, is wonderfully picturesque. It’s a great place to sit and watch life pass you by. I was here recently on a lovely autumn day, and, when I got tired of walking up and down the steep hills, I enjoyed…

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My February 2024 reads

February 2024 Reads

Another month, another great stack of books. I started off the month in Britain, with two psychological thrillers. First I followed the lives of a financially struggling heart recipient and the wealthy family whose daughter’s death provide the needed heart. As the heart recipient and donor’s family grow closer, the twists and turns go hard…

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Central Park’s Conservatory Garden

Central Park Conservatory Garden, New York/ Kimberly Sullivan

New York’s Central Park is a wonderful place to explore. One of the places I always enjoy returning is Central Park’s Conservatory Garden, in the northeastern corner of the park (between 104th and 106th Streets). The name comes from a glass conservatory that was installed in this spot in the late 1800s. That was removed…

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Book Review : The Patient

The Patient cover

Pleased to be invited on this Bookouture Book Launch tour for the new thriller, The Patient, by Teri Terry. This novel, released 13 February, was a fast-paced, page-turning psychological thriller.   This novel is told through the perspectives of two protagonists. Saphy is a young woman in her late twenties, living in London. Saphy’s life…

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