Posts Tagged ‘abruzzo’
Shiny new badge for my In the Shadow of The Apennines
Excited for my newest, pretty badge for my latest novel, In The Shadow of The Apennines. It’s been five months since my novel was released – but pleased to still be gathering reviews and comments from readers. Thanks so much for reading! If you read and enjoyed my novel – please, please do leave a…Read More
Taking my novel, In The Shadow of The Apennines, out to meet its setting
My newest novel, In The Shadow of The Apennines, is set in modern days – in the Abruzzo mountain town of Marsicano, and in the nearby town of Pescina at the eve of WWI. While Pescina is very real, Marsicano is an invented Italian mountain town. However, it bears a striking resemblance to the real…Read More
Abruzzo’s WWI Memorial soldiers in In The Shadow of The Apennines
An important symbol in my newly released novel, In The Shadow of The Apennines, is the memorial soldier statue found at the high peak of the Italian mountain town that serves as the setting of my story. My novel’s protagonist, Samantha, is an American who moves to the tiny Abruzzo mountain town of Marsicano, hoping…Read More
Enjoying fall foliage on an Abruzzo getaway
I was in desperate need for a weekend get-away out in the mountains, and so was my son. The weather forecasts were perfect, and we decided to take a short get-away to our favorite mountain hamlet in Abruzzo – Ovindoli. It was exactly what we needed: fresh mountain air, long walks, fall foliage, and fantastic…Read More
Happy Publication Day to In The Shadow of the Apennines!
It’s here….!! I am so excited to announce that my new novel, In The Shadow of The Apennines, officially launches TODAY! As fellow writers know, it takes a lot to get a novel out into the world, so, even if there will be a million details to handle and assessments to make, launch day is…Read More
The stories behind my new release, In The Shadow of The Apennines
I am so excited my new novel, In The Shadow of The Apennines, releases one week from today. I’ve explained a bit in my acknowledgements section what inspired me to write the novel. But – even if, as an author, it pains me to say it- if a picture is worth a thousand words, perhaps…Read More
My new novel, In The Shadow of The Apennines, launches in two weeks!
So excited that my third novel, In The Shadow of The Apennines, will launch in just two weeks. This is a story I have wanted to tell about a region of Italy I love – the mountainous region of Abruzzo. This story within a story follows Samantha, a modern-day American woman trying (rather haphazardly) to…Read More
Seeking reviewers for my new novel – up on NetGalley now!
I am so excited to be preparing my third novel for publication. My women’s fiction, dual timeline contemporary/historical novel, In The Shadow of The Apennines, will be released 21 October. In the lead-up, I have my novel up on NetGalley to gather early reader reviews. Here’s the overview: An American divorcée. An Italian shepherdess. Separated…Read More
Restorative hiking in Abruzzo
My weekend escapes to the mountains of Abruzzo are always pleasant. But my most recent weekend jaunt was especially satisfactory. My younger son and I could both (finally) get away from the city, and with the scorching temperatures in Rome, and so the Apennine mountains in nearby Abruzzo was an excellent plan. Even more so…Read More
A needed breath of fresh (mountain) air in Abruzzo
In the familiar tradition of all things related with 2020, autumn sucked… Usually, I make efforts to get out to our mountain escape in Abruzzo, enjoying the autumn foliage, hiking and mountain biking with my family. But 2020 has ruined all our beloved traditions, so it’s no surprise it also hampered my mountain getaways. Nevertheless,…Read More