Roberta Capizzi

Biography

An avid reader since her childhood years and being an only child, Roberta always enjoyed the company of her fictional friends from the children’s books she loved reading, while she dreamed of writing her own stories one day.
It was when she discovered novels by authors Rosamunde Pilcher and Maeve Binchy in her teenage years that she realized it was time she put down in words the stories she had kept well hidden in her mind until then.
What started as a hobby, soon turned into a real passion and a way of life, until she could no longer keep the stories to herself, and decided to get over her fears and share them with the world.
Roberta lives in Italy, but her dream is to move out of her country and live either in a thatched cottage in the Irish countryside or in a country house with a swing on the back porch, somewhere in the United States, where she would love to spend her days writing novels as a full-time job, and maybe one day even get as far as writing a screenplay for a movie.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Italy, but my writing hasn't been influenced by my country, since I never set any of my stories in Italy.
I've always had a thing for Ireland (I keep saying I was born in the wrong country!), so most of my early fanfiction and short stories were set in Ireland. Even now, I tend to set my novels in Ireland or at least to somehow have a connection with the country I love so much. I also love the US, and I dream about visiting New York as well as other places in the States, so my novels are a mix of Irish and American culture - written by an Italian!
When did you first start writing?
Writing has always come easily for me. Essays were my favorite homework at school, although I never thought I would be pursuing a writing career one day. I started writing fanfiction as a teenager, just for fun, and nobody ever got to read anything I wrote: I was too shy to show my stories to other people and I was afraid they'd laugh at me, so I always kept them locked inside my bedside table. As I grew older and got over the "boyband craze" phase, my writing evolved into something a little more mature, something that I could eventually think about having published if I wanted to.
It was only in 2009 that I decided to seriously think about writing a full-length novel and I found the guts to start thinking about becoming a published writer.
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Where to find Roberta Capizzi online


Where to buy in print


Books

Hold On To Love
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 122,800. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
A wealthy city girl. A stubborn cowboy. Get ready for sparks to fly.
A Christmas Melody
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Series: Melody, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 42,040. Language: American English. Published: December 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
A sweet Christmas romance that will warm your heart this yuletide season and all year long, A Christmas Melody is a novella and a short sequel to The Melody In Our Hearts, but can also be read as a standalone.
Hugged By An Angel
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 99,880. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
A story of loss, of healing, of angels and miracles. But most of all, a story about the power of love. Because sometimes love can work miracles. If you believe.
The Melody In Our Hearts
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Series: Melody, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 79,680. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
A story about the value of true friendship, the power of dreams, and the unpredictability of love.

Roberta Capizzi’s tag cloud

angels    christmas    cowboy    escape    freedom    friends to lovers    friendship    healing    ireland    love    miracles    music    new york    romance    wedding    wyoming   

Smashwords book reviews by Roberta Capizzi

  • Special Delivery (A Valentine's Short Story) on Feb. 02, 2014

    A super sweet and emotional Valentine story. Loved it! My only complaint is: I wish it was longer. I could feel the love Luke and Amanda felt for each other, as well as for their "Little Bean" and I was rooting for them to be together again. I was sorry when I reached the end, because I was really getting engrossed in their story. I would love to read more about Luke and Amanda. Can we please get another book? :) I would recommend this to hopeless romantic readers and lover of HEA.
  • Drawing Free on Feb. 22, 2014

    This is a story of a woman reaching the lowest point in her life and starting a journey to find herself again. It is undeniably a beautiful, emotional story but some parts just didn't work for me. At first I couldn't really stand the way Becca was acting, how she pushed her husband away whenever he tried to be nice to her. Then again, I could feel her desperation and I empathized. Her journey was heartbreaking but at the same time it was fascinating; at times I wished I were in Rainbow Valley with her, away from it all. There are some strong parts that make up for the weaker ones, and I did shed a couple of tears toward the end, because that's when Becca's emotions really jump out of the page; however, I didn't like what she did while she was in Rainbow Valley, and sometimes I couldn't understand Jon, because one minute he was sweet and the other he said he couldn't take it anymore. Although I understand his behaviour was clearly a reaction to Becca's cold behaviour, I found myself wishing he would stop being so blind and insensitive, and try to put himself in her shoes for once. When she left him and he had to take care of the girls, I was happy he finally got to understand what she'd been going through for years. This is not a light, beach read; there are some parts that will really squeeze your heart until it hurts, but even though at some points in the book I was tempted to leave it, I'm glad I finished it because it is the perfect ending to such a winding journey.
  • One Perfect Night (Contemporary Romance) on March 24, 2014

    This was my first book by Bella Andre. I had no idea who the author was or what to expect but the blurb sounded interesting and it was a short read, so I decided to give it a try on a lazy Sunday afternoon. This will definitely not be my last book by the author. I loved the story and was hooked from the very start. Noah and Colbie are two great characters and for a hopeless romantic like me a love-at-first-sight story is totally my cup of tea! I really enjoyed seeing how one simple look and a touch turned both the characters' lives upside-down and made them long for each other. Noah is an amazing book boyfriend, he's too good to be true. Even though they make only a brief appearance, I liked Mia and Rafe Sullivan and I'll definitely check out the other books in the series. There are some hot scenes, but they are very sensual and not annoyingly graphic. I really like the author's style and I will definitely add all the books to my to-read list. My only complaint? I wish it was longer and we got to read more about Noah and Colbie. Maybe in another book? A quick read with a very strong love at first sight romance, ideal for daydreamers and romantics of all kinds.
  • Texas Homecoming on April 26, 2014

    Wow! Fantastic book! It'll keep you on the edge of your seats until the end. Luke is a great hero and I loved the way he decided to change his way of life and put down roots, getting to know a family he didn't know he had. I love the Brand clan, every single member brings something to the story. At some point I wanted to be a part of that family too! Jasmine is a fantastic heroine. She's been through a lot but she's ready to do anything to make her son happy and make him feel loved. Baxter, her son, is ADORABLE. He's so cute I wanted to hug him. There's a lot of tension and angst, but there's also romance. Warning: pick a day when you don't have to put the book down, because it's rather addictive and once you get hooked, you won't be able to stop reading. I'll definitely read the other books in the series about the other members of the Brand family. I love this Texas clan!