Who is the Sicilian Housewife?
Twelve years ago I visited Sicily for a wedding, and accidentally fell in love with one of the groom’s three hundred cousins. Not deterred by his mother being The Scariest Woman in Sicily, I left my job as a financial analyst in London and moved to a small fishing village to marry him.
What is it really like living in Sicily?
You must be good at cooking pasta for intimate family gatherings of about 35 people. You should keep your cool among cars driving up the pavement made from parcel tape and rosary beads. You should enjoy roasting octopus over a blazing barbecue when it’s 39 degrees centigrade. Above all, be ready to laugh at all times!
New book on Amazon now! Christmas gift idea!
My latest book about living in Sicily is out now on Amazon websites worldwide! Click the image to find out what’s inside…..
Read my Travel Novels and Non-fiction Books
I write fiction in a genre I call “travel novels”, and non-fiction. Both categories will make you laugh, but not for the same reason.
My bestseller in non-fiction, Sicilian Card Games, gives you instructions on how to play 12 games (including hints on when to shout). It sells like hotcakes, probably because it is so cheap.
The travel novels are set in Sicily, Istanbul, New York City and London.
Amazon bestseller The Dangerously Truthful Diary of a Sicilian Housewife was described by the Times of Sicily as
“…filled with biting wit, an astute knack for observation and a powerful sense of determination which makes it a joy to read.”
Almost everyone on Amazon gave it five stars, except for one reviewer who only gave it three stars because, she explained, “it wouldn’t encourage me to marry a Sicilian.” Just for the record, I think Sicilian men make fabulous husbands.
Free Online Travel Guide to Sicily
Sicily is the most exotic place in Europe. Its culture is the legacy of thirteen empires, from Vikings to North Africans, and you can still experience them all in the food, the language, the festivals and traditions, and the monuments. Did you know Sicily has seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites? During twelve years living in Sicily I discovered jaw-dropping treasures.
Sicily’s best secrets are undiscovered by the people who write real guide books, though, because Sicilians don’t tend to market themselves or promote tourism. They’re too busy cooking.
I don’t just talk about sightseeing, either. My guide is full of practical tips.
Browse Photos of Beautiful Sicily
Sicily is full of gorgeous sights, and since figuring out how of focus my camera, I have captured many of them.