Take My Picture – Please

Dec 2, 2014
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I don’t particularly mind having my picture taken. I can mug for the camera as well as the next person. What I don’t usually like…

Musical Vienna

Sep 1, 2014
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“A Woman of Note” tells the story of a woman musician just after one of the most fruitful periods in Vienna’s musical history. As a…

Visit to the World’s First Purpose-Built Insane Asylum in Vienna

Aug 31, 2014
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  I’m in Vienna’s extremely lovely airport plugged into  one of the smartest desk arrangements I’ve ever seen. My flight for London leaves shortly so…

Welcome to Vienna

Aug 30, 2014
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I have great intentions to continue blogging in between trips but it doesn’t seem to happen very consistently. And so for the next three weeks,…

Top Ten Things to Do on a Cruise

Jul 4, 2014
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The great thing about a cruise is that you are free to do whatever you want to so long as it can be accomplished within…

Ask for Help—And Don’t Be Surprised When You Get More Than you Bargained For

May 18, 2014
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I don’t know why asking for help has been such a personal challenge for me. Perhaps some pioneer gene buried deep inside my psyche cautions…

Meet the Main Character of my Next Novel – Isabette Grüber

Apr 13, 2014
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This post is part of a game begun by Debra Brown and passed to me by Deborah Swift who graciously provided a “blurb” for the…

Tuscany Wine Tour – An Unforgettable Day Out

Feb 16, 2014
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Why do people love to visit Tuscany so much? Just mention the word “Tuscany” in certain circles and you are greeted with ecstatic sighs and…

Non-US Self-Publisher? Tax Issues Don't Need to be Taxing

Feb 11, 2014
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This is a very useful blog about tax implications for authors who are publishing on Amazon Kindle but who are not US citizens and don’t…

Don’t Get Caught Dressing Like a Man

Feb 6, 2014
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While doing research for my novel The Towers of Tuscany, I can across a law that was on the books in Florence for a couple…

Sleeping Under the Tuscan Moon

Feb 3, 2014
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I love Tuscany so much that I named my novel after it! Europe is full of amazing sites, compelling history, gorgeous countryside, and yet there is…

Top Five Things to Do in San Gimignano

Jan 12, 2014
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San Gimignano – the Tuscan City of Towers! It’s an entrancing place and one that I love returning to again and again. I’ve visited San Gimignano…