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Melissa Muldoon

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Melissa Muldoon is the author of three novels set in Italy: “Dreaming Sophia”, “Waking Isabella”, and “Eternally Artemisia”. All three books tell the stories of American women and their journeys of self-discovery to find love, uncover hidden truths, and follow their destinies to shape a better future in Italy.

Melissa is the author also of the Studentessa Matta website, where she promotes the study of Italian language and culture through her dual-language blog written in Italian and English (studentessamatta.com). “Studentessa Matta” means the “crazy linguist” and has grown to include a podcast, "Tutti Matti per l'Italiano" and the “Studentessa Matta” YouTube channel, Facebook page, and Instagram feed. Melissa also created Matta Italian
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Melissa Muldoon The best way to deal with writer's block is to write without inhibition. You have to give yourself permission to wander off the path. You can always…moreThe best way to deal with writer's block is to write without inhibition. You have to give yourself permission to wander off the path. You can always reign yourself back in through the re-writing stage. I find, simply sitting down and starting to write without agenda opens my brain and gives permission to explore new ideas I hadn't developed or thought of before. Often I find ideas spilling out of me onto the page I had no idea were inside me. I also find that my best ideas come to me while I am doing other things...walking my two beagles at night while listening to Italian music or lying in bed reviewing the story in my head before I fall asleep. Countless times I get up in the middle of the night and start writing because ideas come to me in my unconscious state. It is important to get these ideas down and then refine them later.(less)
Melissa Muldoon I have many favorite fictional couples. It is hard to choose just one. I think my first and most favorite however, would have to be Anne Sheridan and…moreI have many favorite fictional couples. It is hard to choose just one. I think my first and most favorite however, would have to be Anne Sheridan and Gilbert Blythe from the "Anne of Green Gables" series. Through L. M. Montgomery's writing we follow the development of these characters from childhood to young adult to middle age and the ups and downs of their relationship.

I also have to mention that as a young girl I was also a fan of Natasha and Pierre of War & Peace and Scarlett and Rhet Butler of Gone with the Wind.

But hands down, I have always loved Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy. I have to make contact with them at least once a year and re-read Pride and Prejudice. They are quite dear to me, after all! (less)
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Dreaming Sophia

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Bringing the “Grand Tour” home!

This is a post reprised from the Studentessa Matta Dual Langauge Italian Blog. To read the post in Italian Click this link Back in the day, to expand your horizons and see great works of art, you had to travel great distances to find it. It was called “The Grand Tour” — and no I’m […]

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Eternally Artemesia by Melissa Muldoon
"What a lovely story! Melissa weaves the lives of 4 women across time, all with some connection to Artemisia Gentileschi, a 16th century Italy painter. They represent the feminine strength that arises from life challenges, each with their unique in..." Read more of this review »
Eternally Artemesia by Melissa Muldoon
"A true Renaissance woman, Melissa Muldoon weaves her passions for art and Italy into a stirring saga that sweeps across centuries. As her time-traveling heroine Maddie reconnects with kindred souls, we meet Artemisia Gentileschi, the 17th–century..." Read more of this review »
" My new novel “Eternally Artemisia — Some Loves, like some women, are timeless” that takes place in Italy is published and now available in print and ...more "
" Hi, I just published a new novel “Eternally Artemisia”. It is available in print and Epub. Right now on my author page, it shows up twice - print and ...more "
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I thoroughly enjoyed “La Passione.” It reads like a primer of Italian art and culture—a compilation of stories—that spans the arc of time. In an almost Michener-esque way, the book begins with the formation of the peninsula when Italy was a “geologic ...more
" It was a rewarding experience last June to present my novels set in Italy to an audience of Italians all in Italian in Italy! Coming this fall will be ...more "
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Waking Isabella by Melissa Muldoon
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This is the story of Nora who has been researching the stories of the 16th century princess Isabella de Medici and Margherita Carlotta a young girl in Nazi occupied Italy. While filming this..." Read more of this review »
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She thought, as she stepped back into the street, that if you looked hard enough, you could find beauty in the most unusual places.
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“Still holding me close, she whispered into my ear, “But you know what, Soph? Italy is my destiny; it calls to me to return home.”
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“He has come to lead me to that elusive place where promises take us and dreams carry us further.”
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“She thought she could so she did.”
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