Author of Lucifer’s Game: A World War II Spy Thriller
Joyana is excited to continue her new Author Highlight series to build a true Book Community between Authors and Readers.Today’s featured Author Highlight- Meet Cristina Loggia, an Italian Historical Spy Thriller Writer.
Author Highlight- Meet Cristina Loggia:
Cristina read English Literature and Foreign Languages at the Catholic University of Milan, Italy. She then started her career as a newspaper reporter for L’Eco di Biella and La Provincia di Biella, in Piedmont, Italy. She moved to London and worked in public affairs and media relations before returning to her real love, writing. Lucifer’s Game is her first fiction novel and a fantastic debut it is!
Her book, Lucifer’s Game, takes place during World War II in Italy:
Cordelia Olivieri is a young, determined hotel owner desperate to escape Mussolini’s racial persecution. But as Fascist leaders gather in Rome, Cordelia is suddenly surrounded by the world’s most ruthless and powerful commanders.
In an effort to keep her Jewish heritage a secret and secure safe passage out of Italy, Cordelia forms a dangerous alliance with the British army who want to push the Axis out of North Africa once and for all.
Going undercover, Cordelia begins obtaining and leaking military intelligence to a British agent, hoping the intel will secure her freedom. But the more Cordelia uncovers, the greater the risks – especially for one handsome German Afrika Korps officer.
How far must Cordelia go to protect her identity and secure passage out of Rome?
Check out my Full Review of Lucifer’s Game Here!
Cristina’s Writing Process
The Moment Cristina Knew She Wanted to be a Writer: At University. Her professor of literature told her: you should become a writer for the movie business. Of course she did not listen and went for books instead!
Pen/Paper or Computer: Both
Her Favorite Place to Write: At her desk or in bed.
Her Signature Writing Drink: Champagne!
Cristina’s Relationship with Books:
Her Favorite Place to Read: Her Sofa
Book Character She’d Love to Ride an Elevator With: James Bond, Dr.No by Ian Fleming
Book Character She Thinks She’d be Best Friends With: Alex Wolf, the Key to Rebecca by Ken Follett
The Last Book She Read: An Officer and a Spy by Robert Harris
Cristina’s Other Inspirations and Random Factoids:
Favorite Period in History: World War Two
Favorite Place to Travel: Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA
She loves jazz music, dark chocolate, and cats. She is also passionate about a sustainable way forward for the planet.
Thanks so much for joining us for this Author Highlight today! For more information about Cristina Loggia and her novel Lucifer’s Game, you can check out her Author Page on Amazon or follow her on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook @Cristina Loggia.