Welcome to the world of The Whirling Girl....


A TALE SET IN ITALY, of love and lies, of art and archaeology.
       You will find a link to the trailer, if you click on the novel's cover image, to the left --
       and my Latest News on the main menu to the right.... including (STOP PRESS!) breaking news about my prize-winning story collection A Message for Mr. Lazarus, long out of print, now risen again as an e-book. 

If you click on TUSCAN RECIPES you will meet Marta Dottorelli, who insists she is not just a character in the novel. Marta wants to set the record straight about her life on a Tuscan farm, and give you delicious recipes from her kitchen. 
       TODAY Marta is describing her family's grape harvest feast:
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ON MY "ETRUSCANS" page you will find background information about the research that went into The Whirling Girl -- not just re archaeology, but about the Amazon, and botanical art, both of which play a major part -- as well links to other sites that explore these subjects.

At RECENT READING you will find ongoing reports about my own literary pleasures and peeves.

AND AT "DR. JOHNSON'S CORNER", you will come on a page where invited writers are sending in pieces that they have reluctantly edited out of their published work, a sort of self-selected Salon des Refusés.

I HOPE you will check out my other books as well, via their cover images to the left.
     The Allegra Series is now available in electronic form as well as its original beautiful soft cover; and A Message for Mr. Lazarus (a winner of the Danuta Gleed Award) though temporarily out of print will be reappearing as an e-book later this year. I'll keep you posted.

Thank you for dropping by!