Anyway I’d like to tell you what’s going on in these weeks, also because it’s quite important to me.
The first event to which I’ve been invited will take place at the Salone Internazionale del Libro di Torino, i.e. the biggest Italian book fair, which is definitely an unexpected achievement for an independent author like me. Of course the event is related to self-publishing, and the fact that Italian self-publishing is getting some national recognition, believe me, is something you don’t see every day.
I have to thank again Wired Magazine Italia for this opportunity, as it is going to host the event titled “Self-publishing: i sogni si pubblicano, non si chiudono nel cassetto” (dreams must be published, not closed in a drawer). I’ll have the chance to talk about my experience as self-published author, with a particular regard to the way I’ve created my reader base and how I use the Internet to increase it and promote my work.
Other guests include Diego Marano and Camille Mofidi from Kobo Writing Life, and Antonio Tombolini from Narcissus (an Italian self-publishing distribution company).
The event will take place in
on 9 May, at More infos are available here in Italian. Turin
Then, just a week later, I’ll be in Todi, near
(in Perugia ), where I’m a guest of another
event dedicated to self-publishing, titled “Leggere e scrivere ai tempi di internet” (reading and writing in the Internet era), together with a fellow
author, Francesco Zampa. Hosted by Sonia Montegiove from Girl Geek Life (Italian web magazine
about women who love technology), this is part of a national series of literary events called “Il maggio dei libri” (May of books) involving cities and towns all
over Umbria during May. Italy
It will take place at the Biblioteca Comunale (city library) of Todi on 16 May at
Finally, on 21 May my new novel will be published. This time I’m putting science fiction aside and I’m presenting a crime thriller, set in 2014 in
. It features as main character a forensic squad chief, Eric Shaw, involved in series of cases that remind him of an old
crime to which he worked back in 1994 and regarded a person who is now very near to him. London
This book will be available only in Italian, but sooner or later I’m going to have it translated into English, too.