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A Video View of Positano and the Amalfi Coast Road

For all the times I’ve tried to describe the Amalfi Coast road, I could never really adequately explain what this short video shows so clearly.  A classic example of “show, don’t tell.” Thank you, Coastal Living Instagram, for posting this … Continue reading

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Life on the Amalfi Coast of Italy

Daily life on the Amalfi Coast can be challenging, but this robust Italian smiles as he easily climbs more than three hundred steps to and from work every day. Seventy-three years young, Crescenzo is the caretaker of an abandoned castle … Continue reading

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Going to Italy to Write

I will be leaving for Italy in less than a month and my main purpose in going this time is to spend time in a beautiful peaceful setting to relax and to write. The Amalfi Coast, and specifically, Positano is … Continue reading

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Life in Italy

Daily life on the Amalfi Coast can be challenging, but this robust Italian smiles as he easily climbs more than three hundred steps to and from work every day. Seventy-three years young, Crescenzo is the caretaker of an abandoned castle … Continue reading

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Book Winners Announced – Congratulations!!!

Thank you to everyone who participated in my blog follower contest!!! 15 lucky winners have been selected at random and it’s time to announce the winners! The first five people selected at random have won an autographed copy of my … Continue reading

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Celebration Time with a BOOK GIVEAWAY

Yay! It’s celebration time and I am announcing a BOOK GIVEAWAY as a THANK YOU to all of you! My blog has reached a milestone with over 200,000 hits and almost 9,000 followers now. So to celebrate this, I am … Continue reading

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Colors of Naples and the Amalfi Coast – Official Book Release

Ciao amici!  It’s official!  Colors of Naples and the Amalfi Coast has been published! From the pulsating streets of Naples to the relaxing vistas of the Amalfi Coast, people, places, and traditions embody the spirit of Campania. The distinctive photography … Continue reading

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Top 7 Excuses People Use Not to Buy Books

As a writer, I enjoy writing a whole lot more than selling or marketing my books. I am sure this is true for most writers, yet books do not sell themselves, so promoting and marketing becomes part of the process. … Continue reading

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Back from the Florida Writers Conference

Oct 30, 2014 After three weeks in Italy, I returned home to Florida on Tuesday. Two days later I repacked my bag and left for Orlando to attend my first writers’ conference. The timing was not the best since I … Continue reading

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Surprise for a Writer

July 13 – Some days are better than others – for everyone. This is a simple fact of life and everyone knows it. And yesterday fell in the “better than others” category for me. When my day was almost over … Continue reading

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