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Raffle Is About to End….

Hello, readers! Just a reminder that the raffle is about to end! You can win a copy of Donna Jo Napoli’s book Dark Shimmer, about a young girl living as an outcast on one of Venice’s lagoon islands. Check out … Continue reading

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Oops! Forgot the Spritz!

How can I throw a party to celebrate the publication of First Spritz Is Free and not serve a batch of spritz for everyone to drink?! Well, that’s what I did! Today we gathered in my backyard around the doortable and … Continue reading

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More Remarkable Venetian Women

A Beautiful Woman in Venice details the lives of Venetian women from the 1300s onwards, dipping a toe into the 1800s. Then I came across this page from Venezia Autentica, which describes a number of “my” Venetian women and then adds … Continue reading

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Redefining Beauty: Arcangela Tarabotti

Happy International Women’s Day! To celebrate, I’d like to bring you a video in the Redefining Beauty series. Today I’ll focus on Arcangela Tarabotti. We don’t have a portrait of her. As a teenager, she took orders to be a … Continue reading

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Snow! And an Announcement…

I know this is a few days old now, but still I wanted to share with you the beauty of a snow-covered Venice. Snow covers Venice Friends living there have talked about its beauty as well as its treachery. Ice … Continue reading

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Saldi Saldi Saldi!

Need something new to load onto your new eReader? Smashwords is having a promotion from December 25 through the end of 2017, and you can get ebook editions of any of my books at half price! Prices range from 99 … Continue reading

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Alticchiero Found Again

If you read my book A Beautiful Woman in Venice or A Venetian Affair by Andrea di Robilant or if you’re just a fan of Giustiniana Wynne, you may remember hearing about the villa named Altichiero, owned by Angelo Querini. Giustiniana was … Continue reading

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