As an Italian girl from Upstate New York, there was always a stack of books by my side. But it wasn’t always about reading other people’s stories, I had to tell them. My first book was a compelling tale of a family making a journey along the Oregon Trail for Mrs. Dickinson’s second-grade class project. Since then, my world has revolved around books.

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I am a self-proclaimed history nerd with an insatiable wanderlust. However, it wasn’t until I tried to study my own family’s genealogy that I found a passion for historical fiction. Specifically, Italian and American Italian history.

In addition to writing fiction, I am the co-creator of Wine, Women and Words, a weekly literary podcast featuring interviews with authors over a glass of wine. Likewise, I am active within my local literary community as the president of the Los Angeles chapter of the Women’s National Book Association.

I currently reside in the Los Angeles area with my husband/favorite travel companion and our dogs.