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Venice, My Muse: An Interview with Karen Cogan

As you may remember from a recent post, Karen Cogan is a fellow Venice addict who recently sent me a painting she made of Ca’ Memmo. Clearly, she loves this city, so this month she shares with you her responses … Continue reading

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Venice in the Mail

It’s so rare we get mail any more, unless it’s an Amazon package! So when I received an oversized envelope from an unknown person, I didn’t know what to expect. But it’s so lovely to get a surprise! I opened … Continue reading

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Venice, My Muse: An Interview with Andrea Perego

This month you’ll meet another person fascinated with both Venice and Casanova. Andrea Perego is a Berlin-based Italo-Australian journalist and writer.┬áHe lived in Sydney where he worked as a broadcaster journalist for SBS Radio, and in Venice, where he earned … Continue reading

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Venice, My Muse: An Interview with Luisella Romeo

Luisella Romeo’s reputation preceded her. I had heard so much about her knowledge and passion for Venice before I got to meet her last summer. I was also delighted to have her contribute to First Spritz Is Free: Confessions of … Continue reading

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Why Should Someone Read …

…my books? You can find out the answer to this and other questions in an interview recently posted by the Italian American Press, an online resource listing dozens of books about Italian American topics. They include fiction, history, biography, memoir, … Continue reading

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Time for an Update!

Lots of fun things to tell you about, so today you get an entry full of updates: First Spritz Is Free is making its way around the world! Besides being free to download on Smashwords and Book Funnel, you can … Continue reading

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“The Fayrest That Ever I Saw”

“…Certaine little boates, which they call Gondolas the fayrest that ever I saw in any place,” wrote Thomas Coryat of his travels in Venice in 1611. I’ve posted excerpts from Thomas Coryat’s diaries, his descriptions of Venetian gondoliers and canals. … Continue reading

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