My name is Monica La Porta. I was born in Rome, 41 years ago, and I have been living in the green Pacific Northwest for the last ten. I am married (my husband is strongly encouraging me to write how lucky I am, and how great he is), I have two kids (they are not encouraging me, strongly or otherwise, to do anything since they are teenagers, and therefore I am a constant source of embarrassment for them), I also have two beagles (they are currently barking in the backyard. I am not sure if it means something else other than the fact that the rabbits are back). When I am not busy with the aforementioned group of bypeds and quadrupeds, I like to write, read, paint, sculpt, walk, and cook.
From September 2010, so many things have changed and so many things have remained the same. Bruno, our beloved beagle, is not with us anymore. Talking about it is still painful. Our oldest kid has graduated from high school and is now in college. That happened almost overnight, or so it seemed. I’ve finally realized my dream of publishing a novel and I’m quite happy about that. I’m still painting, modeling with cold porcelain, reading, and writing about anything I fancy. That hasn’t changed. For the rest, who knows what the future has in store for us?
I’ve just realized that I haven’t stopped by my “about” in a while. So many things have changed. Sixteen books published later, I can still say I love writing. Many people dear to me have transitioned to the alternate universe where they are living their happily ever after. Nero is still walking by my side and we are still enjoying the Great Pacific Northwest. Love you all.
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Great blog! I love your drawings (as always!). I have started one of my own, just today 🙂
grazie Erica! looking forward to reading yours!
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Thanks, Ashley for your kind words!
Hi Monica. Lovely site. Wishing you all the best. Thanks for ALL your support. I ended up in Twitter Jail again. Oh well…Enjoy the Day!
MG! Nooooo 😦 I’m freeing your tweets for you! Hope to see you around soon 🙂
You have an amazing blog here Monica! I think I have spent about half an hour here looking at the results of your many talents! Have a great holiday weekend.
Hi, Calum! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment and thanks for the compliments 🙂 Have a great Holiday weekend you too!
I thank you for popping over to my site and commenting…. lovely blog you have here and I’m so impressed with your artistic abilities… you’re good…
Thank you for stopping by! And thanks again for your kind words 🙂
I loved this introduction to you. So full of life and verve.
Thank you so much, Martin!
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Hi, Jerry! Nice of you to stop by 🙂 Promptly heading to your blog!
Great blog, love the pictures and stories! I’m looking forward to your books and chatting about writing.
Best of luck,
Hi, Gary, thanks for stopping by! Best of luck to you too 🙂
Hi Monica. Like your About me. Very candid and real.
Hi, Marjorie, thank you! I just realized I should write a new one! So many things have changed since my last update. Time flies!
Monica, hello from a fellow writer. Just finished The Lost Centurion…NICELY done!. Enjoy your art work (I do) it’s also one of my keys to sanity. Chow.
Hi, Kevin! A big thank you! Are you into watercolors by any chance?