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Donna Russo Morin is the award winning of author of historical fiction. A graduate of the University of Rhode Island, she lives near the shore with her two sons, Devon and Dylan, her greatest works in progress.

Donna enjoys meeting with book groups in person and via Skype chat. Visit her website at www.donnarussomorin.com;
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Donna Russo Morin Thank you, Mercedes. I actually get asked this quite often. I did travel to France and spent a full day at the Chateau Versailles, where the entirety…moreThank you, Mercedes. I actually get asked this quite often. I did travel to France and spent a full day at the Chateau Versailles, where the entirety of my first novel, The Courtier's Secret, is set. It really changed the depth and scope of my description of the palace, the 'feel' of it. Unfortunately, that's the extent of my travel...so far. I do, however, read at least five or so books--of all kinds--just on the setting of my stories. Add to that the wonderful experience of virtual tours, and I am able to really absorb the essence of a place as well as its architectural details. I'm pleased that you've found my interpretations entertaining as well as informative. Thanks again! Happy reading!(less)
Donna Russo Morin I write around it. Weird answer I know. What I mean is this...if I'm stuck on a particular part of a story, I turn to a different scene or chapter.…moreI write around it. Weird answer I know. What I mean is this...if I'm stuck on a particular part of a story, I turn to a different scene or chapter. Once I'm able to start the mind moving--the internal pen that drive the fingers on the keyboard--I seem to become easily unstuck...unblocked. If that doesn't work, I turn on some really loud, really good music (alternative rock being my favorite), then sing (badly) and dance (fairly well) around the house. It loosens me up. It takes off the 'pressure.' And the pressure is usually where the true block lies.(less)
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the Medici FamilyTwo lines of Medicis branched out from the man (Giovanni di Bicci de’ Medici) most popularly considered the father of the grand dynasty: the Principle line, that which included Lorenzo Il Magnifico de’ Medici, and the Cadet Branch, also known as Dei Popolani, of the people.
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“Her own fearless audacity had surprised her, though she knew she had been born for more than her life had asked of her thus far.”
Donna Russo Morin, The King's Agent

“In their unity against disaster, they formed a more perfect coupling, for that was indeed where true love lived - not in the moments of great passion and bursting joy, but in the strength with which in weathered any storm, no matter how harsh or violent.”
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“Please stop. Do not take me into your confidence, do not take me into your heart, for my own
cannot bear it.”
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Kimberly Thanks so much for adding me, Donna!


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Jorge A. Thank you Donna!


Andrea Wall Thanks for the friend request!! I love historical fiction so I will so be checking out your books!! :D


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