Painting "RESTING UNDER THE BROOM TREE" by T. Russo
RESTING UNDER THE BROOM TREE
In 1 Kings 19:3, we read about the prophet Elijah fleeing to the wilderness after receiving a threatening message from Jezebel, a Phoenician princess who became the wife of King Ahab of Israel. Jezebel was a worship...
As I was growing up, my grandparents, Fausto and Anna (Cassiani) Berardinelli, often talked about taking me to Italy to show me the towns where they were born. Even after I married, they spoke of someday traveling with my husband and me. Unfortunately, their dreams of us traveling together never materialized.
As the years passed, my husband and I traveled every year...
I’m not a person who’s usually at a loss for words—either in speech or on paper. In
fact, I not only talk a lot, I write a lot. So, when I found my passion for writing, I embraced it.
Perhaps the best way I can describe my career is to say that I never thought of writing as a job. It’s a passion: creative, fun, interesting, crazy, a little heartbreaking (that comes in the form of rejections), but always thrilling. How else would I be able to travel without ever leaving...
I believe that writers can write about any subject. And, as we all know, subjects have
a way of finding writers. The Marker was just that kind of story: the subject found me.
It happened after I purchased a Civil War memorial grave marker in an antique
shop. After investigating the authenticity of the post-war piece, I learned it was
taken from a Natchez cemetery in 1952 from the grave of an Unknown Soldier.
Two things immediately happened: I decided to write a book, a...