This weekend I was honored to be the guest author at a Meet the Author event for Leonardo’s Italian Book Club, which is connected to Leonardo’s Italian Link, the Italian club I first joined when I started studying the Italian language.
In fact the organizer of the group is Lori Samarin, who was my Italian teacher, to whom I am so indebted for helping me learn the language before going to Italy for three months on my own last year.
This was the first time I had an event where I could talk about my book, “Memoirs of a Solo Traveler- My Love Affair with Italy”, and I loved it. Those in attendance are just as passionate about Italy as I am and most have been to Italy many times, so it was a great group. I signed a few books and had a great time overall. Thank you Lori for arranging this event!
I also want to thank some readers for submitting reviews to Amazon, and I thought I would post them here in case you haven’t seen them yet. I am so appreciative for the support from friends, family, blog followers, Twitter followers, and readers I have never met.
Amazon Customer reviews:
“I traveled in Italy extensively when I was younger. Finally, here is a book that feels as if I were there again, moment by moment. The author has written a book alive with details and has somehow captured the feel, the atmosphere, the essence of being a traveler in one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Great book!”
“While this book evokes the desire to just start planning your own trip to Italy to check out all the places so artfully described and to sample some pasta pomodoro , it also offers such an empowering message: Determination and open-mindedness will allow you to have experiences far beyond your expectations. Age does not matter. – What a beautiful and uplifting book!”
“Pour a cappuccino and pull up a chair. This is like welcoming your new best friend home from an experience you would like to have. And you can have it. She tells you how to do it and also how not to do it. I learned a lot while enjoying myself completely.”
While I am still learning new ways to market and promote my book I am about 25 pages into my second book, this one about Sicily. I am having fun!