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About Margie Miklas
An award-winning author, Margie Miklas writes medical thrillers and travel memoirs about Italy, a place which has captured her passion for travel. She is also the creator and owner of the travel blog, Margie in Italy, and a contributing writer for an Italian-American newspaper. A retired critical-care nurse, she enjoys spending time with her family and trying out new recipes.
Her favorite place is the beach, and she likes learning new computer skills, when she is not writing. A member of the Florida Writers Association, Margie makes her home in Florida.
Margie's first book, a travel memoir, won a 2014 Royal Palm Literary Award by the Florida Writers Association. "Memoirs of a Solo Traveler - My Love Affair with Italy" details Margie's three month solo travel adventure in Italy. Read Amazon reviews here: http://goo.gl/mzCOm2
Her second book, "My Love Affair with Sicily" recounts her experiences in her ancestors' homeland as she returns again and again to the place where she feels so at home. Read Amazon reviews here: http://goo.gl/HNzlt5
Her third book, "Colors of Naples and the Amalfi Coast" is a coffee table/photo book capturing the spirit of Campania in southern Italy. Read reviews here: http://goo.gl/lXKqzN
Her award-winning novel, "Critical Cover-Up," is a medical thriller set in a critical care unit in Florida. The story line addresses issues of hospital politics, corruption and cover-up alongside a murder investigation. Read reviews here: https://goo.gl/SCD7gs
In her fourth book on Italy, released October 9, 2018, "My Amalfi Coast Love Affair," Margie shares her personal experiences and love for her favorite part of Italy through storytelling. It continues to be a bestselling book. It was a semi-finalist for a 2020 Royal Palm Literary Award from the Florida Writers Association.
Her newest novel, "A Cure for Deceit," is a 2020 Silver award winner in the thriller and suspense genre for the Florida Writers Association's Royal Palm Literary Award Competition. It is also a 2020 Readers' Favorite bronze award winner in the medical thriller genre. This page-turning thriller is also a Book Excellence Award finalist. A gripping medical thriller and a sequel to "Critical Cover-Up." What happens when a top surgeon begins to crack under the strain of his personal life and patients start to die? A sudden spike in patient deaths drives an impassioned intensive care nurse to launch a clandestine investigation, targeting a powerful cardiac surgeon whose corrupt connections could destroy her career.
Her latest release, "The Venice I Know," is a tribute to the people of Venice, whom she has come to know and love. Published on January 2, 2021, this book is not your typical travel guide. With an emphasis on actual issues facing the Venetian people today, she delivers an illuminating and honest look at Venice, a real place where everyday people live and work.In her characteristic conversational tone, she shares many personal stories and experiences, and you'll feel as if you are traveling alongside her.
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What others are saying about Margie's books:
"The little twists and turns along the way make this story one that will appeal especially to those who enjoy medical dramas, as well as a touch of mystery and the solving of a murder. A job well executed by this author." ~ Readers' Favorite reviewer Jane Finch (5 Stars)
"She has such a passion for Italy it exudes from her writings, you feel almost like you are there" ~Amazon review
"Margie Miklas’s dramatic, page-turning hospital mystery will have readers truly invested in her relatable characters, familiar settings, and shocking surprises." – BookLife review
"A saga of medical intrigue that had me deeply engaged from page one. Margie Miklas has the uncanny ability to put you in the “skin” of the main characters." ~ Paula Vetter RN MSN FNP
"It was lovely to read about the people, traditions and landscapes, accompanied by Margie's delightful photography" ~J.Locktov, Author of Dream of Venice
"A lovely collection of photos from a talented writer whose love of Italy is evident in every word and picture." ~ Amazon review
"A book for anyone thinking of Italy, planning on going and for all who know the experience of memorable times there." ~Amazon review
"You will be ready to pack your bags and head to Italy after reading Margie's books" ~Amazon review
"This passionate love letter to one of my favorite cities on earth includes beautiful details of the people, tastes, and sights of Naples---a wonderful inspiration for travelers!" ~ Susan Van Allen, Author of "50 Places in Rome, Florence, and Venice Every Woman Should Go"
"If you have been to Italy, her story will make you want to go back for more. If you have not visited Italy, you will want to pack your bags ASAP! " ~Amazon review
"Miklas successfully offers a unique source for people hungry to know more about this truly magical area of the world." ~Gene Hull, Author of "Chasing the Muse"
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The murder of a popular surgeon, a fatal mistake in a critical care unit, and anonymous threats challenge Allison’s idealistic ambitions. She finds herself caught up in a healthcare system that prioritizes profit over ethics and patient safety.
Stifled by hospital politics, she must find a way to expose the wrongdoers, even if it means risking her job and maybe even her life.
She felt at home and fell in love with the people and the culture. She has returned to Sicily over and again, and recounts her experiences in this true story, with passion and love for her ancestors' homeland.
You will feel as if you are traveling alongside Margie as she travels to different places in Sicily, explores the village of her grandparents, and connects with new friends whom she believes to be family.
Through her storytelling, Margie shares personal experiences, practical information, and humorous situations about small towns and larger cities in Sicily. If you've been thinking about planning a trip to Sicily, this book will provide lots of motivation.
Allison Jamison, an experienced intensive care nurse, becomes suspicious when a recent wave of major surgical complications results in unnecessary patient deaths. She enlists the professional expertise of her friend, Detective Mark Derning, whose interests include more than an investigative role. She can’t deny the attraction, but will her dreams be crushed by circumstances out of her control?
When her probe targets Dr. Gary Tamarino, the powerful, narcissistic chief of cardiothoracic surgery at San Francisco Bay Hospital, she encounters a staggering level of deceit and revenge while delving deep into his far-reaching web of corruption.
Abuse of power, manipulation, callousness, and desperation drive the dark side of a man who also saves lives on a daily basis.
Will she succeed in exposing his unscrupulous practices before more patients die at his hand? Will he destroy her career before she can do anything to stop him?
Not speaking Italian, she learned the language by taking private lessons from a teacher who grew up in Italy. Armed with this knowledge, she was able to communicate with people she met along the way, and experience the lifestyle and culture of the Italian people. She went back to the villages of her grandparents, walked the same streets they had walked, and discovered cousins she never knew she had.
"Memoirs of a Solo Traveler - My Love Affair with Italy" is based on Margie's blog, margieinitaly, which she wrote while in Italy. You may feel as though you are along for the trip as you follow Margie on her solo travels through Italy.
Various transportation options and how to get around
Less touristy towns and other hidden gems
Local people who are happy to share their passion
The cities that make the best hubs for day excursions
The location that provided the inspiration to write
The Amalfi Coast is waiting for you. All you have to do is make it happen. The helpful hints in this book will get you started.
“Clinging to the cliff-sides south of Naples, the villages of the Amalfi Coast are so picturesque and unique that UNESCO has recognized them with a special designation. Margie Miklas takes us on a personal journey around this beautiful Italian peninsula, sharing her stories and meanderings. A memoir as colorful as the Amalfi Coast itself.”
—Laura Morelli, Ph.D., Art Historian and Historical Novelist