An aspiring writer from the age of eight, Kimberly Menozzi began writing her first stories instead of paying attention in school. While her grades might have suffered, her imagination seldom did. She managed to keep most of her stories together for years, then lost them after a move when she left a trunk full of papers behind. (She meant to go back and get them, but circumstances prevented her from doing so.)
So, she started over again. And lost those, too.
After a trip to England in 2002, she began work on A Marginal Life (Well-Lived), inspired by the music of Jarvis Cocker and Pulp. The novel was completed in 2003, and is undergoing rewrites with hopes of publication in the near future.
Also in 2003, she met and fell in love with an Italian accountant named Alessandro. She married him in 2004. This necessitated her arrival in Italy and she has lived there ever since. After several months of working for language schools and writing blog entries for her family in the US to read, new story ideas began to develop.
Finally, in 2007, she began work on a new project, inspired by her love/hate relationship with her new home. The novel Ask Me if I'm Happy was completed in 2009.
The novel was released November 15th, 2010, and in May, 2011, Kimberly released both the US version of Ask Me if I'm Happy, along with Alternate Rialto, a prequel novella.
Her latest project, a novel set in the cycling world titled 27 Stages, was released in April 2013.
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Cyclist Federico Renard assists photographer Abigail White after she is caught up in a crash at a stage finish of the Tour d'Europa. When chance keeps bringing them together, a tentative romantic relationship begins to grow. If they give in, the cost could be too great – his place on the team and her marriage are both at risk – but it's difficult to hold back for the sake of coming out ahead.
Ask Me if I'm Happy (Expanded Edition)
Emily Miller impulsively begins an affair with Jacopo Spadon in Venice, and stays for ten years.
When she finally leaves Italy, Fate detours her again. Davide Magnani, who has suffered his own heartbreak, offers his help when her travel plans go awry.
Now Emily and Davide must overcome the obstacles they've put in place to protect themselves, including a secret which could tear them apart.
Ask Me if I'm Happy (Italian Connections series)
Emily Miller and Davide Magnani meet by chance in Bologna, Italy, thanks to a transportation strike. After passing a day together, they realize there's more than a simple friendship between them. A fragile relationship quickly blossoms before they part ways without expecting to meet again. Reunited one year later, however, each has their own secret to keep - and one could easily tear them apart.
Alternate Rialto (Italian Connections series)
Emily Miller comes to Italy to get over a breakup, but watching her beautiful best friend Jenn draw all the attention of the local men isn't helping. When at last a handsome Venetian named Jacopo entices Emily into a once-in-a-lifetime fling, she grabs the chance with both hands. In time it seems his intentions are anything but short-term, but can she really trust what seems too good to be true?
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