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I finally finished my novel, Immortal Venus! It’s a paranormal romance that takes place in Florence, Italy, and the surrounding countryside. Excerpts can be read here. The book should be available by the end of September, or mid-October. It will … Continue reading

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Excerpt #4: The photo is of Piazza del Duomo in Florence, Italy. The Baptistry can be seen at left, Giotto’s Bell Tower at right, and the duomo … Florence’s cathedral … is between them. Megan and friends are urgently crossing the city searching for Jakes.

At Piazza del Duomo we have to wait for traffic. I try to catch my breath as we wait for the light to change. Luca still holds my arm, and I feel him twitch with impatience. Then the pedestrians surge … Continue reading

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Excerpt #3: My protagonist, Megan, is attending a nocturnal festival in Florence, la Festa della Rificolona, and her new friends talk about a local legend concerning the equestrian statue there, in Piazza SS Annunciata

“Look at the third floor. See the window farthest to the right?” I nod. “The woman who lived there married into the Riccardi family, but she and the Grand Duke, Ferdinando de’ Medici, fell in love at first sight. According … Continue reading

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November 4, 1966 – The Flood in Florence, Italy

We rented an apartment in Florence, Italy, and we were thrilled with our view of the Arno River and the swans that cruised majestically under the arches of the Ponte Vecchio. It was late afternoon as I hugged my knees … Continue reading

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