Featured Interview With Francesca Salerno
Tell us a little about yourself. Where were you raised? Where do you live now?
I am an 18-year veteran of the travel industry, where I worked as a travel consultant and advisor in three European capitals and Los Angeles. Before my marriage, I managed a major worldwide tour guide operation based in London. After the birth of my first child in the mid-1990s, I realized that planning vacations for my friends and incentive travel opportunities for my husband’s colleagues was more fun than work, and I quickly resumed my career. I was born in Rome and now divide my time between Italy and the United States. I also try to spend some time every few years on the island of Curaçao. I have some of my best ideas pop into my head there.
At what age did you realize your fascination with books? When did you start writing?
My father read to me at bedtime. I have cherished books all my life. The only thing I dislike about books is how much they weigh. I wonder if there will be paper books fifty years from now.
Who are your favorite authors to read? What is your favorite genre to read. Who Inspires you in your writings?
My favorite write is Nora Roberts. I don’t know how she can be so prolific. If I strain myself I am able to produce a book a year. Nuts Roberts seems to do 2 or 3.
Tell us a little about your latest book?
Another spy story, this one involving ISIS. You have to keep current with the bad guys. The modern ones seem vastly more evil than Al Qaeda. My first book was, The Pakistan Conspiracy, A Novel of Espionage, is a suspenseful Al Qaeda terror thriller that charts a conspiracy against the human race in the months following Osama Bin Laden’s capture and death in 2011. The Pakistan Conspiracy currently has 140 book review. My latest is called The Con Man of Lagos.
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