The fantasy becomes a reality

Two years after returning home from in Florence, Italy, our book about our time there has finally been published. “Fantasy in Florence: Leaving Home and Loving It,” is very different than anything I’ve ever written before. My wife Sandy has long been by muse, but this time she is a collaborator. The words are mine, the illustrations are hers.

The result is part travel book, part celebration of artisans we met, and part sheer joy at the ability to step outside our normal lives. If you take risks, there are rewards.

The appearance of the book in stores during the past few days has included the usual round of publicity interviews on radio and TV. As well, The Toronto Star ran an excerpt on Sunday May 7, complete with pictures of the two of us enjoying cafe life. You can read the excerpt here.

Or better yet, buy the book.

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