Dread of Winter

Dread of Winter by Susan Bickford has been nominated for an Edgar Award. 


Make It Happen

“Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next.”  Gary Gruber-Mai talks about this, love or money and immigration challenges.

Please introduce yourself.

My name is Gary Gruber-Mai; I am 39 years old and currently live in Calgary, Alberta Canada. I was born in Vereeniging in Gauteng province in South Africa. I had...


What an Invisible Microbe Has Taught Us – Again!

What an Invisible Microbe Has Taught Us – Again! We were warned.  And warned.  And Warned.  When will we learn?  


The Story of a Lesson in History

Despite controversy in 1974, La Storia became a best-seller, selling over 600,000 copies in Italy alone. Regardless of what the critics said, word on the street heralded this book for its poignant storytelling that was powerfully executed by the brilliant Italian writer Elsa Morante. Today this profound beauty of a book has endured and will continue to stand the test of time.  


Economic Resilience in Times of Crisis

As everyone knows, the world is facing an unprecedented global pandemic, which is already one of the most significant events in our lifetime. Unfortunately, this seems like only just the beginning of these uncertain times.


The Naive and the Sentimental Novelist

If you’re a writer seeking to understand why you do what you do, or a novice who aspires to write a novel, or even a consummate reader who adores good books, you should read The Naive and the Sentimental Novelist: Understanding What Happens When We Write and Read Novels. Originally published in 2011, this slim volume written by the Turkish author Orhan Pamuk should be cherished and kept for all time.


Marcella Nardi | Writing from the Heart

Italian author Marcella Nardi was born in the small medieval town Castelfranco Veneto, not far from Venice. Her first strong visual memory spans a drawbridge above a moat that leads to a castle, and a real castle it is.  Castelfranco Veneto means French Castle; it is here in this area where the Franks invaded Italy under Charlemagne. The town originates from the majestic castle built by the commune of Treviso in the course of its conflict against Padua, which was at that time controlled by the Franks. 


PR for People® THE CONNECTOR – MARCH 2020

This month, we shine the spotlight on the Italian author Marcella Nardi, who was born in the small medieval town Castelfranco Veneto. Nardi has published nineteen books, some of which are technically novellas.