I was born outside of Boston and grew up there and in Saratoga Springs, New York, although now when I’m back in the States, New York City is home.

I earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and history from Cornell University and an MBA, with a  concentration in strategy and marketing,  from Bocconi University in Milan, Italy.

My work experience in government and television journalism gave me the chance to live between Europe and the US:  in Prague, Vienna,  southern Georgia and Washington, DC.

In 1999, I moved to Rome, Italy, where I live with my husband and two sons and work in international development.

It was in Rome where I joined a wonderful writing group and decided to dedicate my free time to jotting down the stories that had long been taking shape in my mind. I’m a proud member of the Women’s Fiction Writers Association.

Children’s sports events – where I do much of my writing…

Doors of Essaouira, MoroccoIf I’m not writing, I love reading, studying languages, going to museums and the theatre, swimming, hiking, skiing, and everything Italian.

I’m an unabashed traveloholic and love nothing more than setting off to explore new destinations and revisiting old favourites.

This beautiful photo of the Coliseum and the Caelian Hill caught at that perfect, magical afternoon hour of  golden sunlight is – unfortunately – not mine. My colleague David Palmer captured this photo of Rome and the snow-capped mountains in the distance.



  1. I nominated you for a Kreativ Blogger Award if you want it!

    Your blog has so much to offer and brings your readers to such incredible places! Thanks so much for your hard work and dedication!

    http://amyauthorblog.com/ is where I mention you, it’s the most recent post as of 5 pm Friday, April 6th!

  2. Hey, I love reading your blog and have nominated you for The Addictive Blog Award! Please check out my blog for details, post the award on your sidebar and spread the love to some of your favorite bloggers!


  3. Okay, you had me at “Rome.” My husband I married there (too many years ago) and I fell in passionate love with the place.

    • Haha! Rome does that to you, doesn’t it? My mom thinks I threw too many coins in the Trevi Fountain. : )

  4. I too am seriously afflicted by the travel bug. My first coin toss into the Trevi Fountain in 1981 worked, so I’m hoping my last toss in 2010 will work just as well. I’ve shared photos from that trip on one of my blogs: http://mytravelbucket.blogspot.ca/search/label/Rome

    I’m now following your blog by email and added a link on my other blog: http://destinationfiction.blogspot.ca/

    I’d LOVE to live in Europe – looking forward to hearing more about your adventures!

    • Thanks, Faye! I love even the names of your blogs – they sound right up my alley and I’m headed over to look at them. Thank you so much for linking into my blog. ALWAYS thrilled to meet other travel addicts – and even better writer/travel addicts! The Trevi Fountain coins really work, don’t they? Since you’ve thrown one in so recently, I’m convinced we’ll get the chance to meet sometime soon in the Eternal City!

  5. So you decided to join the small clan of Uncle Spike followers Kimberly…. That makes me a happy blogger now – I really appreciate you making that special mouse click.

    Hope you like my upcoming posts and if you get bored one day, maybe you’ll enjoy trawling through some of my older stuff too.

    If you have any likes, dislikes or suggestions about my blog, just let me know, either through ‘comments’ or via email. Always welcome reader input🙂

    Have a great old day…


  6. thank you for following my blog! happy that you like it:) what an interesting blog you have🙂 for sure will be back here🙂

    • Thanks – I really enjoy your blog, too. Siena – and Tuscany in general- are so beautiful.

  7. I love this! Love, love, love it

  8. Bonjour de Toulouse(and “to win”, LOL!)! glad to have come across your awesome blog… my very best, tons of inspiration and good luck in all your endeavours… last but not least: I love Boston and NYC!🙂 cheers, Mélanie

  9. Hi Kimberly, This is Elin from Radio Metropolis way back when, though wordpress is connecting me to the blog I write for my business. James Drake directed me to your blog a while ago and I just came across that email again and thought I’d reach out. If you want to connect directly you can email elin@whiteknightpro.com. I look forward to hearing from you. Ciao!

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