|The port of Santa Lucia|
With its colorful streets:
With the quirky sights to be seen around every corner:
|A Violin Maker's Cat|
Not to mention the food:
Most of all, I fell in love with the people I encountered there, people who seemed instantly familiar--like extended family members. Maybe that's not too surprising, considering my great grandmother set sail from the port of Santa Lucia in 1909, my two-year-old grandmother in her arms.
To think how much I'd have missed if I'd stayed away!
And as it turns out, it was a good thing I listened to the universe. Soon after I came home to the States, I was invited to write a spinoff of Love, Lucy--a digital-exclusive novella in Poppy's new NOVL imprint.
I said yes, happy for a chance to re-enter Lucy's world. The novella, Far From Over, tells what happens to Lucy's summer love, Jesse, after she flies home from Italy. And since Jesse's next stop is Naples, it was handy that I'd taken a trip there myself.