A year or so ago as I was writing my first novel Dreaming Sophia I had the extreme pleasure of meeting Miss Sophia Loren in person. At the time I was researching my book, and when I learned she was giving a one-woman show in Las Vegas, I knew I had to find a way to meet her. Had I not been involved … [Read more...] about Sharing a magical letter from Sophia Loren
I am thrilled to announce that “Dreaming Sophia” has been selected by Reader Views as the FIRST place winner in their 2018 Adult Fiction Literary Awards category! Cin! Cin! Grazie! Sophia and I couldn't be happier and more proud to know that the story of a day-dreaming artist and the love she has … [Read more...] about Dreaming Sophia Receives 1st Place in Adult Fiction in the 2018 Reader Views Literary Awards
Sharing readers thoughts about “Waking Isabella” and answering reader questions Review of Waking Isabella – OLIO By MARILYN: Kudos to the author on a well-crafted story. I love the way the author's writing takes the reader between past and present so seamlessly it feels like they are happening side … [Read more...] about As an author – what do you enjoy most about the writing process?
Celebrating with friends and readers of my new book “Waking Isabella” was such a thrill! It was a chance, to get out from behind my computer, pop open a couple of bottles of prosecco and share my love of living and traveling in Italy, that I express through my books. We had a great turn out, and I … [Read more...] about Celebrating Waking Isabella — Book Launch Party!
Writing a novel is an interesting experience, and I am learning that not all readers are wired the same. Just as each author has a unique story to tell that only he or she can tell, each reader is different and will react to a story and its characters based on their own personal tastes and … [Read more...] about Waking Isabella starts in the distant past, then continues in the future with flashbacks. How did you keep track of parallel history lines?
Waking Isabella is resonating with readers! All this month it is on a book tour around the world AND there is a chance to win a copy. At this writing, almost 1700 people have entered the contest! There are still 3 weeks to go! Over the past couple of weeks, as the book is being discovered and … [Read more...] about A reader asks: How did you become a published author? Was it a childhood dream or something you embraced later?
A delightful story of self-discovery that will leave you dreaming too! (Posted by cmakin17 on February 28, 2018 - Amazon.com) This is a wonderful novel that will transport you into the life of a young artist, Sophia, trying to find her place in the world. It is a delightful tale of love, loss, … [Read more...] about Amazon Reader Review of Dreaming Sophia – this just in!
Recently I was asked if readers can find a part of me in the characters, Nora, Isabella, and Margherita – the three female protagonists in my new novel “Waking Isabella.” Curious to know the response? Yes of course! I think all writers put a bit of themselves in their characters. At the beginning … [Read more...] about A reader asks: Can we find parts of the author in the main female characters of “Waking Isabella?”
All this month “Waking Isabella” is on tour around the world with Laura Fabiani's Italy Book Tours and there is a chance to win one of three copies in a raffle GiveAway, along with a $10 Amazon Gift Card. You can find a schedule of all the bloggers who are featuring “Waking Isabella” by following … [Read more...] about Waking Isabella is on a world-wide book tour: Join in and win a copy!
Earlier this week I had an email from Sheri Hoyte telling me she had reviewed “Waking Isabella” for Reader Views. With great excitement, I clicked on the link to take me to the website to read her comments about my newly published novel set in Arezzo Italy. Writing a novel is a very personal … [Read more...] about Waking Isabella reviewed by Sheri Hoyte for Reader Views
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4bH6gZDKo8 Ciao a tutti! I just published “Waking Isbella” my new novel that takes place in Arezzo, Italy in Tuscany. I’m very excited and pleased to share the new book with you. To explain the plot line in a visual way, I have put together this short video … [Read more...] about Waking Isabella Book Trailer Video
It is here! My newly published novel set in Arezzo, Italy called “Waking Isabella” is now available on Amazon in print and e-book. When Isabella woke that morning with intentions of washing her long dark hair, she hadn’t imagined she would be dead before it was dry. …and so begins the story of … [Read more...] about “Waking Isabella” New novel about Italy set in Arezzo by Melissa Muldoon
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3oH7wLw65JI I have just returned from spending a month of September in Italy. The first two weeks I was in Arezzo co-leading a language learning group with Paola Testi of Cultura Italiana. The third week I found myself in Florence once again, with a delightful … [Read more...] about Florence through the eyes of an Artist – Dreaming Sophia Program 2017
Recently I became acquainted with Jenna who helps curate the Artsy Web Site and we realized that we have a common goal: To make art and art history accessible to people, no matter what their background or what they may have previously studied With my novels, first "Dreaming Sophia,” and now … [Read more...] about Feeling Artsy? Carry the Art World in your Pocket
Dreaming Sophia was recently read and reviewed by Erik Zidowecki for his online magazine: “Parrot Time – The Thinking of Speaking.” Read Review on-line I can’t tell you how pleased I am to learn that readers enjoy the story, can relate to the heroine and empathize with her character as they travel … [Read more...] about Dreaming Sophia Reviewed by Parrot Time