Ann’s recently completed novel, Tell Me, Signora, won the 2018 Elixir Press Fiction Award and will be published by Elixir Press in 2020.  This novel is the story of Kate Hagesfeld, a recent widow who goes to Italy just after 9/11 to restart her career as an archaeologist, and gets caught up in an effort to aid illegal refugees.  Despite its serious themes, Tell Me, Signora shines with humor, the pleasures of food and wine, and delicious sex scenes.  This is Italy, after all!

Ann’s short story “Benessere,” excerpted from Tell Me, Signora, appears in the Spring issue of The Georgia Review.

Look for Ann’s discussion of Communication in You Can Be a Winning Writer: the 4C’s Approach to Author Success, by Joan Gelfand, just out from Mango Publishing Group

Look for Ann’s essay, “Beneath the Surface,” in Idol Talk: Women Writers on the Teenage Infatuationw that Changed Their Lives, ed. Elizabeth Searle and Tamra Wilson, just out from McFarland & Co.

Ann read from her poetry at the Bogliasco Foundation in Bogliasco, Italy, on June 7

Ann read a piece entitled “Sofonisba” (from her latest novel, Tell Me, Signora) at Genoa’s Palazzo Reale on June 8.  This event was co-sponsored by the Bogliasco Foundation

Ann read from her poetry at the International Poetry Festival in Genoa, Italy, on June 12, as a Fellow of the Bogliasco Foundation