How did this all happen? It was just like a fairy tale…
Once upon a time my nonfiction book featuring geisha, The Japanese Art of Sex, was translated into Italian…along with my coming-of-age novel, The Blonde Geisha.
Rino De Pace, the coordinator, at La Biennale invited me to be part of the dance festival and on the panel debating on the subject of using the body as an erotic medium of expression with critics and performers from around the world.
Stefania Lora helped me finalize the plans and the PR director, Lucia Da Re (you’ll meet Lucia in the video) assisted me when I was there (you’ll meet Enrico Dal Bianco, my Italian bodyguard, in a later video).
And then there was Alessandra Bazardi from Harlequin Italy. She was fabulous! Bringing copies of my Passioni di una Geisha books from Milano, setting up a book signing and taking me to dinner afterward. Grazie, Alessandra!
So here is the video I put together of my La Biennale experience! I’ll be putting up more videos of Venice–bookstores, gelati, pizza, shops, arriving in Venice by private boat, my hotel palazzo, etc. so check back for more fun in Venice!
PS: The Japanese Art of Sex just came out in hardcover in Italian!
February 2010: meet The Blonde Samurai
“She embraced the way of the warrior. Two swords. Two loves.”