Category Archives: Florence

THE ‘MONA’LOGUE

For anyone who wonders if it’s true that writers’ characters can get inside an author’s head, the answer is… absolutely. Personally, I welcome such invasions because there are iffy times when my muse and I are at complete odds. “SPEAK … Continue reading

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SCIENCE-FRICTION VS. ‘ART-OFFICIAL’ INTELLIGENCE

These days, life is a creepy puzzle. Who knew? Turns out there are aliens among us – some too small to see. But some have always been larger than life… I’m looking at you, LEO! WHEN GENRES AREN’T US … … Continue reading

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CHARACTERS DYING TO TELL THEIR TALES

Presenting three of my artful characters dying to speak: LISABETTA BUTI (the ‘Mona Lisa’ and Leonardo da Vinci’s kid sister), SANDRO BOTTICELLI (fifteenth-century master painter), and FINN CLEARY (a child victim onboard Titanic) When the red leaves fall, the October … Continue reading

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LEONARDO’S GHOST DOG… BEST IN SHOW

There is a fifteenth-century Italian painting in the National Gallery of London entitled ‘TOBIAS AND THE ANGEL’. I have a love/hate relationship with this 33 in. x 26 in. panel for a Florentine altarpiece. No doubt, this painting seen from … Continue reading

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CELEBRATION OF A TYPO

…how a 500-year-old spelling mistake was enough to confound history and gift me a premise for a time-slip ghost story                 Excerpt from ‘LISABETTA-a stolen glance’ [But for a single misshapen letter, I … Continue reading

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MEMORIES… FROM THE CORNERS OF MY FRIDGE…

…Sfumato memories… of the way it might have been (*sfumato means misty watercolor)          A DAYDREAM IN THE LIFE OF A WRITER OF PARANORMAL HISTORY Leonardo’s experimental painting was missing a special something. He flexed his long … Continue reading

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MARTIAN WAKEUP CALL

The sleeping Mars from ‘VENUS & MARS’ – SANDRO BOTTICELLI What do we actually know about Sandro Botticelli? What can we possibly know?  These are two different questions, and we can only answer the latter – the educated guess being … Continue reading

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THE REMAINS OF THE DAY

            April 15 – 1452 The illegitimate son of a lawyer and a woman we know only as Catarina, is born in the town of Vinci, in Tuscany, Italy. The child’s unspectacular entrance into the … Continue reading

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PEARL EARRINGS, A RED HAT, and A SMILE

Be it an iconic image, a true representation, or a ‘tronie’, a face belies a thousand secrets A TRONIE: a face created from memory or a consummate sketch of several people and costumes that ‘stand in’ for no ‘one’ in … Continue reading

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PITCHING ON A STORMY SEA

The concept you pitch could turn out to be the story that cannot be named! I’m an indie author. And one thing I’ve learned, after pitching directly to agents at a writers conference, is that beauty is in the eye … Continue reading

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