The View From Here
October 14, 2011
It's Friday afternoon and I'm getting ready to close up shop for the day. I haven't posted anything in a long while so I decided to write something quick before I head home.
A lot of you have sent messages, asking if I'm writing anything new and when will it be published. The answer (more…)
June 10, 2011
It’s getting towards quitting time here at my office as I write this, but I couldn’t close up shop for the day without sending a big mille grazie! out to Anita and all the members of the Kibbe Tract Book Club in Longmeadow, Massachusetts. I telephoned in to their monthly meeting (more…)
December 20, 2010
I couldn’t let Christmas pass without sending out a big mille grazie! to all of you who have taken the time to write to me this year!
As much as I would like to, it’s hard to send a personal reply to each and every message, so I thought I’ (more…)
October 1, 2010
September has finally left town and alas has taken with it the last of our tomatoes. But who can complain? 2010 was a banner crop, at least nel Giardino Pezzelli. Maybe it was all the warm weather, but I don't think we've ever had such big, beautiful, delicious tomatoes, and in such abundance! We couldn't (more…)
August 6, 2010
A few days ago I received my first copy of Kuchnia Franceski, the Polish translation of Francesca's Kitchen! It was just published in June by Wydawnictwo Literackie, a publishing house in Krakow. Literackie will be publishing my other books over the next year or so.
I'm always excited when one of my (more…)
July 7, 2010
Yeah, it's been hot. It can happen this time of year, but everyone always acts surprised when it does.
I live near the beach, so things get pretty crazy around here when the mercury scoots above the century mark. Makes people anxious, sometimes to the point of hysteria, to get to the ocean and (more…)
June 19, 2010
Okay, so it's been a little over a month since I got this website up and running. It has turned out to be more fun than I thought. I get a kick out of tweaking it, writing this blog, I've even learned a little HTML.
Of course, now that I have a website everyone's (more…)
June 4, 2010
Last weekend I walked into the side panel of a glass door at a local restaurant and broke my nose. Classic klutz move.
But it was a good weekend all the same. I spent some time out back, working in the yard, and finally got my tomatoes planted. Went to the beach on Sunday, (more…)
May 24, 2010
Lately I've been feeling a lot like that guy at the bar in Rick's Cafe Americain. "Waiting, waiting, waiting," he mutters, staring forlornly into his drink. "I never get out of this place. I die in Casablanca."
Okay, maybe it hasn't been quite that bad, waiting for my new book, Villa Mirabella, to be (more…)
May 10, 2010
Six years ago, when Home To Italy was first published, my editor suggested that it might be a good idea for me to develop an author's website. I agreed that it might be a good idea too.
A couple of years later, just before Francesca's Kitchen hit the bookshelves, my agent suggested that it (more…)