Meet Kimberly Menozzi who was raised in the USA and now lives in Italy.
An aspiring writer from the age of eight, I began writing my first stories instead of paying attention in school. While my grades might have suffered, my imagination seldom did. I managed to keep most of my stories together for years, then lost them after a move when I left a trunk full of papers behind. (I meant to go back and get them, but circumstances prevented me from doing so.)
So, I started over again. And I lost those, too.
After a trip to England in 2002, I began work on A Marginal Life (Well-Lived), inspired by the music of Jarvis Cocker and Pulp. The novel was completed in 2003, and is undergoing rewrites with hopes of publication in the near future.
Also in 2003, I met and fell in love with an Italian accountant named Alessandro. I married him in 2004. This necessitated my arrival in Italy and I have lived there ever since. After several months of working for language schools and writing blog entries for my family in the US to read, new story ideas began to develop.
Finally, in 2007, I began work on a new project, inspired by my love/hate relationship with my new home. The novel Ask Me if I'm Happy was completed in 2009, and was first released November 15th, 2010 in the UK, before being re-released in the US on May 31st, 2011. In May of 2011, I also published the novella Alternate Rialto, a prequel to Ask Me if I'm Happy.
I am presently at work on my next project, 27 Stages, a novel set in the world of professional road cycling.
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