Category Archives: Writing

Indie Go Go!

If you live in California, like to read and have a library card, today is your lucky day! Two of my books are now available on Biblioboard, a California library service for independent authors. Click here for First Spritz Is … Continue reading

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Venice, Wish You Were Here #14

No date or stamp on this one. Argh! Did Aunt just carry it home? It must be before 1963, as that’s when the USA began using zip codes in addresses. Athol Avenue in Baltimore, Maryland, is a long street that … Continue reading

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Forty Fabulous Venetian Resources

La Venessiana, a blog-and-so-much-more offered by Iris Loredana and her grandmother Lina, just released the newest “40 Resources for You to Connect with Venice in 2021.” Until we can travel there in person, this page full of treasures will keep … Continue reading

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Announcing the Second Edition!

Need a little armchair travel? Want to peek into Casanova’s adventurous life? I’ve reorganized and clarified some material to create a second edition of Seductive Venice: In Casanova’s Footsteps, available now from Amazon (print on demand). That means that you … Continue reading

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“Just-In-Times” for Christmas

My mom is a member of St. Justin Parish in Santa Clara, California. Her Ladies Guild group has just posted these book reviews of Venice Rising in their monthly newsletter, the”Just-in-Times.” What great reviews! “Hi Ladies, I just finished the … Continue reading

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Two Views of the Plague

This past week I traveled back in time with Luisella Romeo and Iris Loredana via their offerings about Venice’s long history with plagues and epidemics. Believe it or not, it was a tasty trip! Luisella, an excellent guide to Venice, … Continue reading

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To Honor Jan Morris

Jan Morris, indefatigable traveler and Venetophile, passed away this weekend on Nov. 20, aged 94. (Thank you, Bert, for letting me know.)   Morris was a great journalist, traveler, and writer. In this article, The Guardian provides a lovely tribute … Continue reading

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Venice Rising in the Press!

Super excited to share this article with you. Italy Magazine has published an article featuring Venice Rising: Aqua Granda, Pandemic, Rebirth. Thank you, Silvia Donato, for sharing the news of our book! Let’s all celebrate by buying copies for our … Continue reading

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In Casanova’s Footsteps: Rome–House of Raphael Mengs, Via Vittoria 54

Anton Raphael Mengs (1728-1779), though born in the Kingdom of Bohemia, resided much of his life in Rome. At the point where Casanova visited him in Rome, Mengs lived at Via Vittoria 54, not far from the Spanish Steps. J. … Continue reading

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…And the Winner Is….

…Stephanie Jentgen Mack! My judges loved the wittiness of Ms. Mack’s caption: “Spirits Rise in Venice!” for this photo. Ms. Mack, please send me your address so I can mail your prize to you! You can contact me at kathleenanngonzalez … Continue reading

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