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A Cassone to Hope For

A cassone is a large chest, often used for a women’s trousseau and sometimes called a wedding chest. They were a prized possession and status symbol for many families and were often displayed in the bedroom. These beautiful specimens here … 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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Traduzione–Seductive Venice in Translation

I am so pleased to announce that Seductive Venice: In Casanova’s Footsteps, has been translated into Italian! As you may already know, Seductive Venice is the title of the American edition of the book, published by my small press imprint … 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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Venice, My Muse: An Interview with Luca Marchiori

Luca Marchiori was born in Venice to a Venetian father and English mother. As a small child his family took him to live in his mother’s native town of Bournemouth where he grew up, shuttling back and forward between there … Continue reading

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“It Will Fall into Languour…”

In 1797, as Napoleon marched in to Venice, the Venetian Senate abdicated its rule. At that time, native son Giacomo Casanova had been living in Czechoslovakia for a number of years and was in fact nearing the end of his … Continue reading

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Catching the Creative Process

I whipped out my camera to catch the creative process, as Manuel Carriòn demonstrated how he creates his series of inky watercolors. With a wet brush, he spontaneously draws lines and swirls reminiscent of Chinese calligraphy. Before this water can … Continue reading

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