Monthly Archives: February 2014

You Had a Book Signing WHERE??

In Venice, of course! Yes, I hit the big time. I’ve done book promotion events in San Jose, Sacramento, San Francisco, and points in between. I’ve loved meeting people and telling stories and hearing stories. But it was something pretty … Continue reading

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Casanova Finds Love!

While we were in Venice last week, we decided to celebrate Valentine’s Day by making a little video of Casanova finding love. Hope you like our efforts. Filmmakers include RJ, Laura, Scott, Tiffany, Danny, Alison, and myself, and of course, … Continue reading

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Anointed by Carnevale

I’m in Venice as I write this. Carnevale is just starting to amp up. As I walked down the street the other night, two little girls were squatting down, trying to shove their confetti back into their torn bags. I … Continue reading

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Discover Casanova

Me with Marco Zecchin, photographer and author, at Discover San Jose on February 7. Owner Kymberlie brought together a host of locals for A Taste of Italy. Debbie and Nancy brought coffee and Italian pastries from Bel Bacio, their new … Continue reading

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Love, Lust, and Casanova

That’s in the headline of this article in the Santa Clara Weekly after my book talk at Studio Bongiorno, promoting my book Seductive Venice: To celebrate Valentine’s Day, I spoke only about Casanova the loverman. You know–losing his virginity, … Continue reading

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Email from a Ghost

Barbara Strozzi was a Venetian composer and singer who lived from 1619 to 1677. She published 124 pieces of music, mostly cantatas and arias, more than any other composer (male or female) in her century. She died when she was … Continue reading

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