A smidgen about me: growing up bouncing back and forth between Rome and Northern California, I eventually moved back to the Eternal City to finish college and then decided I liked gelato too much to move away again. Today I split my time between Tunis, where I work for an international organization, and wandering around my beloved Roma in constant search of bookstores and the perfect espresso.

I write when and wherever I can, so this is a compilation of that facet of my life: first up, just below this intro you’ll find details about my debut novel (I still can’t believe I get to type the words “debut novel”!)

Below that you’ll find a series of buttons: the "All Things Caput Mundi" section will help you find (you guessed it!) everything on Rome, from my city blog WhichWaytoRome (previously YoungInRome) to articles I've written as a Rome ambassador for Like a Local City Guide, as well as other fun collaborations. "Travel & Other Adventures" will take you to articles I've written as a contributing writer for Elite Daily and other tidbits I've gotten to work on about the world outside of the boot. "Book Reviews" will instead, wait for it, bring you to the reviews I've written for the lovely folks over at iRead Book Tours/Italy Book Tours as well as a few freelance pieces, and finally click on "Pictures & Words" to hop over to my Instagram page for visuals and thoughts on Italy, Tunisia, lots of other travels and a touch of the whimsical everything else.

Up at the tippy top you'll find a Contact page—please feel free to reach out and let me know your thoughts, or simply say hello!

 

All the Way to Italy

My debut novel, All the Way to Italy: A modern tale of homecoming through generations past, was published by the amazing Ali Ribelli Edizioni in April 2018. You can click on the image to head to Amazon.com, but it’s also available through most online outlets, both in ebook and paperback, and you can also request it at your local bookstore!

Publishing this book was the dream of a lifetime for me, and I’d be so thrilled to hear what you think.

“This is a story for the third generations (the fourth, the fifth, the sixth generations), for the not-so-lost generations, for the hybrids. For the people who feel more at home in an airport than they wish they did, who yearn for one place to call home but also always, inevitably, long for something they do not know, miss places they have yet to behold, people they have yet to meet… For the ones that see Rome everywhere they go—or Tunis, Paris, Dublin, Aleppo, London, San Francisco, you name it, it’s yours. You bring your home with you.”

  all roads lead to Rome: writings on the eternal City...

all roads lead to Rome: writings on the eternal City...

  The rest of it: collaborations and articles on the world outside of Italy!

The rest of it: collaborations and articles on the world outside of Italy!

  BOOK REVIEWS: MOSTLY ITALY-ORIENTED WITH A FEW OTHER GENRES SCATTERED THROUGHOUT.

BOOK REVIEWS: MOSTLY ITALY-ORIENTED WITH A FEW OTHER GENRES SCATTERED THROUGHOUT.

  Merging pictures with accompanying thoughts: hop over to my Instagram page!

Merging pictures with accompanying thoughts: hop over to my Instagram page!


  In may 2017, the awesome 34thparallel magazine published one of my short stories! click on the image above to check it out...

In may 2017, the awesome 34thparallel magazine published one of my short stories! click on the image above to check it out...

  a proud member of the iread team of professional book reviewers!

a proud member of the iread team of professional book reviewers!

  CLICK the image above FOR THE WINNING ENTRY AND MORE INFO!

CLICK the image above FOR THE WINNING ENTRY AND MORE INFO!


Collaborations and Features

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