Alice Manica's dream of publishing this novel was conceived shortly after her visits to Europe in the 1970s. After lying dormant for 40 years, the dream became a reality. She has enjoyed writing for pleasure most of her adult life. In between writing projects she has led an active life as a Mother, Wife, Registered Nurse, Traveler and lover of all things Italian. Presently she alternates seasonal living in Massachusetts and Florida and continues to enjoy frequent visits to Italy. She hopes you enjoy her literary debut Finding Alma : An Italian Journey.