I was born and raised in Rimini, Italy, a mid-size town on the Adriatic Sea. I was trained as a clinical psychologist at "Universita' La Sapienza" in Rome where I spent fun and exciting years enjoining the energy of the capital. I got married in 1994 and soon after, following my husband in his career (or maybe it was him following me in my desire to try different cultures), I moved to the US where I still live. I am very attached to my family back home and, in order to see them, I try to visit them in Italy every summer. I now live in Potomac, MD with my husband (the same one!) and our ten-year-old daughter (did I just write ten? Time really flies). Besides writing, I love spending my time growing and caring for plants and flowers. Here, my husband and daughter would have a loud laugh since, it often happens that, despite my efforts to keep them alive, my plants turn into dry sticks. Luckily, that doesn't happen with our many pets; our home is full of animals, inside and out. Inside there is Roxy, the happy and fierce Pomapoo always looking for a soft place to snuggle up; Margot, the nosy and sweet black cat constantly hunting; Cheddar, the chubby and lazy orange tabby that loves to play with her tail; five fishes named Dave one, two, three, four, and five. Outside, we have plenty of deer that we love even if they keep eating my flowers and my vegetables as soon as they bloom or as soon as they are ready to be harvested; we have birds and squirrels that we keep satisfied by feeding them seeds and nuts all year long, and an old fox with three legs that hide in the woods and that we call 'Foxy' (very original, I know).
With Urbino, Unexpectedly I offer you my endless passion for books, my unstoppable need for writing and my sincere love for my characters.
I hope you'll enjoy Clara's world!
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