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Welcome to another Installment of my Author Interview Series.
Today’s Author Highlight- Fiona Knightley!
Joyana is excited to continue her Author Highlight series to build a true Book Community between Authors and Readers.Today’s featured Author Highlight- Meet Fiona Knightley, a historical fiction romance writer!
About Fiona Knightley:
Fiona is a descendant of Scottish immigrants. As a youngster, she recalls various great aunts, uncles and cousins visiting her family home and speaking strange words with a beautiful accent. Unbeknownst to her, that would be the beginning of a life-long love affair with the highlands.
Fiona LOVES to connect with her readers and loves sharing her work with the historical fiction community. As a result, she’s offered to share a FREE copy of her book, Seducing the Seamstress, with all of MY readers as well! You can get it below!
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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!
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?
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.
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.
Joyana is excited to begin her new Author Highlight series to build a true Book Community between Authors and Readers.Today’s Author Highlight features Bob Okowitz, an Irish Historical Fiction Writer.
Author Highlight-Meet Bob Okowitz:
Bob majored in English and History and worked in Social Work and Mental Health before finally returning to his roots and writing fiction. His novel was inspired by a trip to Ireland for a family reunion for his mother’s side of the family, the Duggans and McGraths. (He is 75% Irish.)
His book, Dug In, begins during the 1916 Irish Rebellion.
Ninety miles from Dublin, Joe Duggin and two friends are arrested to prevent them from getting involved in the fight for Independence. After being released when the rebellion is over, Joe and his wife, Mary, decide to move to New York to get away from the conflict and raise their children in peace. However, they find their share of persecution and injustice in America as well. What follows is their family’s struggle to find their place in what is supposed to be the Land of the Free.