Back from vacation…

Hello, again.

The past few weeks have been filled with visiting and visitors, jaunts short and long, book talks at libraries, and much attention to beautiful sunsets.  I always experience a certain poignancy at summer’s end–the lengthening time of darkness, the hydrangeas turning from deep blue to rusty beige.  It won’t be long now until a sweater will feel comfortable against the skin.

Among the summer’s interesting reads has been Melissa Riebe’s 2010 master’s degree piece:  Sotto i Portici:  Life in Seventeenth-Century Bologna through the Games of Giuseppe Maria Mitelli, 1634-1718.  Sotto_i_Portici-Life_in_Seventeenth_Century_Bologna_Through_the_Games_of_Giuseppe_Maria_Mitelli_1634-1718[1]

I hope you enjoy it, too.

Writing Workshop Coming Right Up!

I can’t wait to meet fellow wordsmiths and soon-to-become wordsmiths on Thursday evening, September 6th, from six until eight at The Beacon Falls (CT) Public Library.

For more information, feel free to contact me via www.marydonnarummasharnick.com or beaconfallslibrary@yahoo.com

My thanks to all the librarians and friends of libraries who make possible such programs!  It is a thrill and an honor to be among your company.

See you in a few weeks.

Thank You, Historical Novel Society…

While taking a break from drafting my next historical novel, also replete with mystery, I was thrilled to read the following:

“Sharnick is clearly familiar with the ancient city and paints a sensuous picture of La Serenissima and her colorful inhabitants.  Readers who enjoy figuring out not only whodunit, but why, will love THIRST.”

Now, back to the manuscript…