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A Jersey girl born and bred, national bestselling author Rosie Genova left her heart at the shore, which serves as the setting for much of her work. Her series for Penguin, the Italian Kitchen Mysteries, is informed by her appreciation for good food, her pride in her heritage, and her love of classic mysteries, from Nancy Drew to Miss Marple. The first book in the series, Murder and Marinara, was voted a Best Cozy of 2013 by Suspense Magazine and was a finalist for a 2014 Daphne Award.

The proud mother of three grown sons, Rosie still lives in her home state with her husband and a charming mutt named Lucy. She also writes women's fiction and suspense as Rosemary DiBattista.

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Rosie Genova Ah, funny you should ask! I am planning to release a holiday novella featuring Victoria and the gang at the Casa Lido as they plan a special Christmas…moreAh, funny you should ask! I am planning to release a holiday novella featuring Victoria and the gang at the Casa Lido as they plan a special Christmas Eve meal. More details to come. . .(less)
Rosie Genova I'm working on a darker, suspense project at the moment, which is a bit of a departure from the cozies. I will keep readers posted on its progress!
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What I Learned from Jo March

Jo March made me want to be a writer. When Jo March escaped to her attic to eat apples and write stories, I did the same. And when she announced to her sisters and her friend Laurie that her greatest wish was to "write out of a magic inkstand," to become famous and independent, I recognized a true sister. In fact, for years I imagined myself walking into a dusty office with a manuscript tied up...

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“I took another slug of my coffee—like most of my old boyfriends, it was strong, dark, Italian and slightly bitter. . .”
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“Gio Parisi was a good-looking man,if your taste ran to dissolute Roman emperors.”
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“In a matter of seconds, the sky darkened and the first fat drops of rain splashed around us. We went from table to table to gather our guests, smiling to mask our nervousness as the wind blew harder. As I watched the empty chairs overturning and the linens on the grape arbor flapping like sails, I was seized with a sudden fear. The wind whipped the trees; the creak of branches presaged the first sharp flash of lightning, followed by a thunder crack that set my heart pounding.”
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“I took another slug of my coffee—like most of my old boyfriends, it was strong, dark, Italian and slightly bitter. . .”
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“I was 32 when I started cooking; up until then, I just ate.”
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“These woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.”
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