Maria Grazia Swan

Biography

Best selling author Maria Grazia Swan was born in Italy, but this rolling stone has definitely gathered no moss. She lived in Belgium, France, Germany, in beautiful Orange County, California where she raised her family, and is currently at home in Phoenix, Arizona--but stay tuned for weekly updates of Where in the World is Maria Grazia Swan?

As a young girl, her vivid imagination predestined her to be a writer. She won her first literary award at the age of fourteen while living in Belgium. As a young woman Maria returned to Italy to design for--ooh-la-la--haute couture. Once in the U.S. and after years of concentrating on family, she tackled real estate. These days her time is devoted to her deepest passions: writing and helping people find happiness.

Maria loves travel, opera, good books, hiking, and intelligent movies (if she can find one, that is). When asked about her idea of a perfect evening, she favors stimulating conversation, Northern Italian food and perfectly chilled Prosecco--but then, who doesn't?

And then there is her latest attempt at conquering the world of readers-who-love-Italy-and-anything- Italian. Yes, she has a new series out thanks to Gemma Halliday Publishing. The Lella York’s series has released 2 books to date;
Murder under the Italian Moon and the newest addition, Death Under the Venice Moon

Where to find Maria Grazia Swan online


Books

Ashes of Autumn
Series: Mina's Adventures. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 56,910. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
On the eve of the final sale of her mother’s business, Italian import Mina Calvi faces a crossroads. The road she dreams of foretells a life of rosy bliss in a quaint Laguna Canyon cottage, sipping cappuccino with her lover, Diego.
Bosom Bodies
Series: Mina's Adventures, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,040. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
Italian-born Mina Calvi has a way of finding trouble, but when she offers to help a friend by moonlighting at Bosom Bodies restaurant, it’s trouble that finds her. The body of the restaurant manager is discovered on the beach, a hit and run victim, and Mina’s VW Bug is impounded as the vehicle used in the crime.
Mating Dance: Rituals For Singles Who Weren't Born Yesterday
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 51,190. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Sex and Relationships  » Women's sexuality
Mating Dance is not a step-by-step manual on how to disco or merengue. It’s a chronicle filled with tales of love in unexpected places, stories of women with secret pasts, and yarns about men who don't know what’s good for them or even what they want.
Death Under the Venice Moon
Series: Lella York Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 69,350. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2014 by Gemma Halliday. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
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While vacationing in Venice, Lella York is mistakenly named by the papers as the femme fatale lover of an iconic Italian actor. But things take a sinister turn when the actor disappears without a trace and Lella's suddenly suspected of his murder. Lella finds herself in a race against time to solve the mystery, reclaim her life, and follow her heart under the glimmer of a Venetian moon.
Murder Under The Italian Moon
Series: Lella York Mysteries, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 64,570. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2014 by Gemma Halliday. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
When Lella York went vacationing in Italy, she never imagined the mess she'd come home to. Upon her return her best friend, Ruby, is missing, Ruby's husband is dead, and suddenly the police have more questions for Lella than answers. Lella uncovers a web of lies that will change her life forever...if she can get out of it alive.
Love Thy Sister
Series: Mina's Adventures, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 65,300. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
Italian-born Mina Calvi lives in a mansion in idyllic Orange County, California with her protective older sister, Paola. Unemployed again and aimless, Mina can’t seem to find her niche in her adopted country, but confusion and restlessness soon become the least of her problems.

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