Rebecca J. Novelli

Rebecca J. Novelli is a writer and a painter. She is the author of The Train to Orvieto (Black Heron Press, October 2016), a novel set in Italy in which she explores her interests in marriage and family relationships, art, and the Italian language and culture. She speaks and reads Italian and frequently travels to Italy. Primo Levi, Italo Calvino, Elena Ferrante, and Roberto Calasso are among her favorite writers. When she isn’t writing, she prefers to paint and is currently working on a series about women and a series on Death Valley. Her varied career has included freelance writing and posts as communications director, events manager, publicist, publications manager, textbook writer, magazine editor, advance person, high school English teacher, and ESL teacher for recent refugees. A graduate of Pomona College and Claremont Graduate University, she holds an MFA in Fiction from Antioch University, Los Angeles, and was a member of Jim Krusoe’s Advanced Fiction Workshop at Santa Monica College. Visit Rebecca at: www.rebeccaJnovelli.com


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