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CLIMATIZED GOES TO NASA

By |2020-04-10T16:21:05-04:00January 27th, 2017|Categories: General, Max Ford Thriller Series, Travel|

Climatized, the first novel in the new “Max Ford Thriller” series involves the deaths of a prominent senator and three world-renowned scientists who were killed because of information they possessed regarding the push for climate change policy. Through many twist and turns a powerful organization was deemed responsible for the killings and their motives were revealed. The president was provided with cogent evidence that forced him to make a crucial decision—to expose a diabolical plot—or bring down a multi-trillion-dollar worldwide industry. Either way the world had been “climatized.” As I weaved my storyline between fiction and fact, I decided [...]

AUTHOR UNPLUGGED

By |2016-10-19T09:46:46-04:00June 1st, 2015|Categories: Book Releases, Personal Musings, Travel, Writing|

  ARE YOU MILDLY CURIOUS AS TO MY RELATIVE SILENCE? If so, I can provide the reason in one word...   D E S tarting last May, Joe, my loving husband and editor, was hit with a series of medical issues. And for a man who is extremely healthy, it was quiet daunting. Then there was my foot saga that continues to present shoe challenges daily. The unexpected and unplanned health issues continued to plague us, capping off the year at the Mayo Clinic during the Christmas holiday season. Then, after the harsh welcoming of the New Year, our good health [...]

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THE FERIE CONTINUED

By |2016-10-19T09:46:47-04:00August 12th, 2013|Categories: Personal Musings, Travel|Tags: , , , |

  A week has passed and both Joe's red ink and my writing have flourished. And as we worked through The Ultimate Revenge, we continued to move through Italy and then into Switzerland to Locarno, where the International Film Festival was about to begin. Locarno is situated on the northern edge of Lake Maggiore and is part of the Swiss region of Ticino. It boasts nine heritage sites, including several churches and a castle. The earliest historical records from Locarno date back to the fourteenth century. This charming lakeside retreat has been the home to the Film Festival for sixty-six [...]

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IL FERIE

By |2016-10-19T09:46:47-04:00July 29th, 2013|Categories: Personal Musings, Travel|Tags: , , |

  After months of writing and after having completed the first twenty-six chapters of The Ultimate Revenge, it was time for a change of venue. So we decided to go on a ferie...not to be misconstrued as a ferry. Ferie means holiday in Italian and the locals consider it a short getaway, not quite a vacation. And even though we will be traveling for two weeks—for Joe and I—it's definitely at ferie. We'll devote five hours each day in the afternoon to WORKING. In fact, as I type this blog Joe is happily editing—his red pen has been poised for [...]

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FESTA DELLA REPUBBLICA

By |2014-09-17T06:13:24-04:00June 3rd, 2013|Categories: Personal Musings, Travel|Tags: , |

  After an intense week of writing, I treated Joe and myself to a full weekend of play. While Noble's Quest was debuting in NYC at the BookExpo America, we began our weekend shopping for quail at the Mercato Centrale in the Piazza near the church of San Lorenzo, and then stopped at the Perini Gastronomia for a scrumptious lunch. On Sunday, we celebrated Italy's most important national holiday, equivalent to America's Independence Day. On June 2, 1946, the monarchs in the House of Savoy were exiled and Italy officially became a republic. To celebrate this historic event, our generous [...]

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FLYING THE FRIENDLY SKIES

By |2016-10-19T09:46:47-04:00February 18th, 2013|Categories: General, Travel|Tags: |

  Yesterday, I took time out from proofing Noble's Quest for the last time before going to press, and committed to booking our flights back to our home in Italy. Being beholden to American Airlines…having over a million miles…okay, Joe has over two million… In any case, it requires patience and perseverance to select the right segments with the reasonable departure times and acceptable layovers. And I work exceptionally hard to avoid London. For some unknown insane reason, most connecting flights arrive at Heathrow and depart from Gatwick. Perhaps they feel every passenger, after having already traveled many hours, should [...]

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