My first novel, Like Heaven, was conceived in Tuscany.
In late 2004, I was staying with Tuscan friends, being bombarded with seasonal
delicacies, wines and conversation, being carted around from one unbelievable
delight of landscape to the other. I began to dream of a story to do with
heaven and hell…
course I return to Tuscany often, to a centuries-old, restored villa on a
hillside belonging to the Micheli family - who nurture my writing impulses
with the most exquisite, organically-grown food, wines from the vineyards
that stretch as far as eye can see, and the conversation of people who think
of culture in terms of centuries…
This June, when Tuscany is at its best, you are welcome to join me. Sally
Sontheimer-Micheli and I are organising a one-week writing holiday. You can
spend seven days expanding your skills in fiction-writing while exploring
this famous environment. All meals will be provided by locals and will introduce
you to the region’s seasonal delicacies. You will be a guest of the
Micheli family and will therefore have the opportunity to discover Tuscany
in a way most tourists can only dream of.
And you will be in the company of other aspiring writers, be able to swap
stories, and create a more long-lasting writing support community.
To find out more, go to the Like
Heaven Writing Holiday website.