Backintherain, Blogging

A 5 stars review for “Back in the rain”!!!

So many secrets, mystery, and danger. There are lies, cover ups and much more in this read. Not only that but there is surprises that you may not have seen coming. This book is a great read and I would definitely recommend it if you are not opposed to the warnings. Elen Chase did an incredible job on this book.


Back in the rain got an amazing review by Gay Book Reviews!! You can check it out HERE.

Maybe I’m being too enthusiastical about “just” one review, but as a self-published author who knows nothing about marketing, I’m really struggling to let people know that my work is out there. Knowing that someone liked my work so much boosts my confidence and gives me hope for my future as an author.


Getting ready for the Bologna Children’s book fair

I’m back!! Sorry I haven’t been updating my blog this week, but I had some really tough days at work. As you probably know by now, I work an office job in Florence, Italy. I was an event planner, but my bosses change their minds easily on what we’re doing so in two years I’ve been an event planner, a training-courses organizer, a normal secretary, a translator/interpreter, a promoter and the referent of a website. Currently, I’m all these things together.

At the same time, I try to realize my dream of becoming a writer and this blog is what keeps me on track and makes me want to write something new every day. Continue reading “Getting ready for the Bologna Children’s book fair”

Backintherain, Blogging

Some trivia facts about writing a gay thriller (random post #2)

For this Sunday post, I thought I’d tell you some interesting facts about me and my experience of writing and publishing my book “Back in the rain

A tormented history

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Sweet dreams are made of this (random post #1)

lucid dream is a dream during which the dreamer is aware that they are dreaming. During lucid dreaming, the dreamer may be able to have some control over the dream characters, narrative, and environment.

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Blogging, Writing Challenge

A hundred percent reason to remember the name

I can’t believe I named a post after a 2005 Hip-hop song, but since I saw Raynotbradbury’s challenge to think of your life in percentages, I can’t get this damn song out of my head.

Elen, forget the rap, forget the rap, forget the rap!

Okay, rap forgotten! Raynotbradbury, thanks for this challenge and… here we go! Continue reading “A hundred percent reason to remember the name”


Let’s stay awake this September, Billie

My “Fragment of blue” week has ended, and with it my Summer has ended as well. I’m back to Florence and to my 8-hours day job, but at least I recharged my batteries and came back feeling positive and creative.

According to my colleagues it’s not going to last – I work in that “ain’t nepotism a b**ch” kind of company – but hey, we do live in one of the most beautiful cities in the world!

Continue reading “Let’s stay awake this September, Billie”


No place like home

I came back to Florence yesterday, after taking a two-weeks vacation in my hometown.

Originally I was planning to update the blog regularly even though I was home, but I hadn’t considered how tired I would be after days of working, drawing and editing no-stop for my promotional video, so I ended up taking a break and doing a bunch of typical southern-Italy summer activities instead. Activities such as: Continue reading “No place like home”