Ciao a Tutti! Happy Summer!
It’s been ages since I last checked in, not because I was off on some glamorous adventure but because well, life sometimes gets in the way. I have been working full time since 2017 and that more or less is when I last wrote a post here. Having full time work is wonderful and those of you who read my first book At Least You’re in Tuscany know that during my time here in Italy, one of the biggest challenges has been finding steady work. So I am insanely grateful. But steady work at a small winery with only three employees means there is always something that needs to be done. As a consequence, my writing time has taken a hit, and Well Seasoned in Tuscany a long sabbatical. Then COVID entered our lives last year and I was forced to work from home during lockdown after lockdown. Aside from becoming proficient at baking bread with a sourdough starter, and getting back into running, I learned to budget my time. And so in January of this year, when my fingers began itching to get back to writing, I was able to find a nice work/writing balance.
AND IT IS DONE!
Well Seasoned in Tuscany is finally on its journey to publication. My publisher, Gemelli Press, just sent me the new contract, the manuscript is in the capable hands of my editor, Michelle, and now I feel I can finally shout this joyous news.
I want to say a HUGE thank you to my advance readers, Anu, Sherrie, and Ruth. Their feedback was invaluable in the final stages of the process.
So that is my exciting news. By the end of this year, Well Seasoned in Tuscany will be coming to bookseller near you, or at the very least an Amazon near you! Thank you to all of you who keep checking in and asking when book two is coming. I really appreciate all of your support. And I hope you will enjoy the next installment of my Tuscan journey.
I hope to check in more regularly and share some of the things that has made Tuscany become home for me.