January 7, 2019

With spring comes a new book from me…

This is the last photo I took before I left Cortona in late fall. What I love about winter there is how the valley fog rises like a sea, leaving us above as though on an island. Now I’m back in North Carolina, longing for Italy but also SO excited to be planning my book tour for See You in the Piazza: New Places to Discover in Italy. What a grand adventure to travel to little-known places, and to other places you know but hardly anyone praises the way Siena, Assisi, and others are praised? I’m thinking especially of Genoa and Parma. Everyone knows them but who goes, who relishes their grand attributes. I traveled all over for a year and a half–loved Puglia and Piemonte–and loved writing about off-the- trodden-way discoveries. Hope I get to meet you on my American travels in March!