Once upon a time in a far distance galaxy made up of nobles, commoners, witches, detectives, heroes who decorate cakes and get broken hearts, heroine thrill-seekers, who don’t decorate cakes or want to get broken hearts—okay, now you know I love to read and watch historical fiction, action/adventure, mystery, fantasy, science fiction, and of course, romance. But, I also love to write them.

If you’re a fan of action/adventure and mystery/suspense with a good shot of romance thrown in, then you’ll love the Vatican Archaeological Service series. The first book, Moses & Mac pits my unassuming but determined heroine and her crew of inept wannabe agents against greedy evil-doers. Everyone is searching for biblical artifacts with powers of good, evil and everything in between. Now available online.

The romantic comedy series, The Calendar Men of King’s Court, which I write under the pseudonym Kirsten Paul, opens with The Hockey Player & the Angel. If you enjoy a romantic, sexy and fun romp of unexpected love spurred on by scones, a winter storm and old musicals, you’ll love the first book. Pub date is scheduled for January 2019.

My love of medieval historical fiction and magic realism nudged me to write the first book of The Witches’ Trilogy entitled The Witch’s Salvation under my full name, Francesca Pelaccia. The novel received five stars from readers and won the Beck Valley Books Reviewers’ Choice Award for 2013. It’s available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Kobo.

What do I do when I’m not writing? By day I teach English as a Second Language to newcomer adults. At night, and in between writing, I review books for the Historical Novels Society. I also have a much-neglected blog on the craft of writing genres. Soon I’m going to start it up again with a new series on Self-Editing for the Know-It-All Author.