August 28th, 2017

fullsizeoutput_9a34Dear Friends! Thanks to all who wrote asking if I’ve fallen off the sharp edge of the world. No. I’ve just been writing two books. Down the rabbit hole! The novel, Women in Sunlight, is finished and I even have a galley copy hot off the press. It will be published by Crown in April. The other, a travel book, is named for this blog: See You in the Piazza: Places to Discover in Italy. 

I am still traveling non-stop and writing as I go. This summer, I have been in the Dolomiti and Piemonte and Puglia and Lazio and Friuli! This fall I will be in Sicilia, Sardegna, Calabria, Le Marche, and the Veneto. Intense but exhilarating! I expect to finish by the end of November. These travel reconfirm what I already knew: Italy is endless!

Please don’t forget my blog; I enjoy the interaction and comments so much. If you have any little-known places you love in Italy, please send! I will be back to normal soon. Ci vediamo!

Above, a heavenly spot in the Dolomiti: Lago di Braies.


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3 Responses to “Reconnecting!”

  1. Veerle says:

    Ciao Frances! Nice to hear about your two new books. Also that you will be visiting Sardegna in fall.
    As my husband was born in Cagliari, I’m quite familiar with the Island.
    Next to splendid small villages where time stood still and great local food , I highly recommend a cocktail at sunset in ‘la Pailotte’ Calafighera Cagliari or a pizza at ‘Taboo’ in Porto Cervo.
    Hope to read soon about your Sardinian experiences !
    Enjoy ! Veerle, Belgium.

  2. Joseph Teague says:

    Frances, Hope to see you in the Piazza in three days. We arrive Saturday afternoon. Ci vediamo! Joseph

  3. Jeff Minnich says:

    Hi Frances, welcome back to your blog! We rented a villa, several years ago, on a hillside overlooking the little town of Greve in Chianti. Fabulous little town, with all the usual Italian go-tos: piazza, shops, tiny church (yes, with art)–all in a tiny scale. I’m sure you’ve been there–but, if not, it’s worth a visit! Ciao and see y’all when I see you! J.

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