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I don’t read many “new” authors. Most that I read have been around for quite awhile. But looking at the books I’ve enjoyed recently there was one debut novel, The Italian Party. Christina Lynch was the author. She’s far from new to writing, but this was her first novel and I loved it. The setting was well-done and the character interesting.

This is her bio from her website:

Christina Lynch is  a novelist, television writer and professor.

A former Milan correspondent for W and Women’s Wear Daily, she has written on staff for television shows such as The Dead ZoneEncore! Encore!, Unhappily Ever After and Wildfire.

A devoted educator, she has taught television writing for UCLA Extension, and is a full-time tenure track Professor of English at College of the Sequoias in Visalia, California, where she is also the faculty advisor for the literary magazine.

Christina’s novel The Italian Party is set in Italy in 1956, and is available in hardcover, ebook or audiobook from your favorite bookseller, on Amazon, or from IndieBound. You can find it on Goodreads, too. And don’t forget to check out the Pinterest page she created for the story. Yes, Italy is highly photogenic!

Christina Lynch’s picaresque journey includes chapters in Chicago and at Harvard, where she was an editor on the Harvard Lampoon. She was the Milan correspondent for W magazine and Women’s Wear Daily, and disappeared for four years in Tuscany. In L.A. she was on the writing staff of Unhappily Ever After; Encore, Encore; The Dead Zone and Wildfire. She now lives in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. She is the co-author of two novels under the pen name Magnus Flyte. She teaches at College of the Sequoias. The Italian Party is her debut novel.

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