Ho appena finite la produzione di tutti
e tre romanzi scritti da me, ambientati in Italia.

I just wrapped up production of all three
of my novels set in Italy! To celebrate I’m giving
away an Audiobook of Eternally Artemisia

Eternally Artemisia is NOW available
on Amazon, Audible, and Apple iBook.

The Audio versions of Dreaming Sophia and
Waking Isabella
are due out in just a couple of weeks.

Amy Gordon the Actress who read my three novels!

Per realizzare gli audiolibri, ho lavorato con Amy Gordon, un’attrice di New York che ha letto tutti e tre romanzi in inglese. Non potrei essere più felice della sua performance! Ha fatto un ottimo lavoro dando vita a tutti i personaggi, dando a ciascuno personalità, voci diverse e infondendo accenti deliziosi ai personaggi italiani.

To produce the AudioBooks, I worked with Amy Gordon, an actress from New York who read all three novels in English. I couldn’t be happier with her performance! She did a beautiful job bringing life to all my characters—giving each one personality, different voices and imbuing the Italian characters delightful accents.

Nelle foto c’è Amy nel suo studio proprio dopo aver finito la registrazione di Dreaming Sophia! Era ispirata dal personaggio di Sophia di indossare un cappello fantastico con una piuma!

The photos show Amy in her recording studio just after finishing recording Dreaming Sophia She was inspired by the character of Sophia to put on a fantastic hat with a plume.

Amy Gordon channeling the spirit of Maddie & Artemisia!

Visto che ci sono alcune parole italiane nel testo inglese… Amy ha persino imparato un po’ di Italiano durante le registrazioni. L’ho istruita sulle pronounce e gli accenti italiani, mandandola di tanto in tanto su per ascoltare l’intonazione di certe parole. Per esempio al inizio aveva un problema con la pronuncia di c’è e che. Forvo è un modo eccellente se hai un dubbio come pronunciare una parola in Italiano.

Given that there are many Italian words mixed into the English text Amy even learned a bit of Italian during the recording sessions. I coached her on the Italian pronunciations and accents, sending her to occasionally to listen to the intonation of certain words. For example, at the beginning, she had a little difficulty pronouncing c’è and che.

Nel romanzo Dreaming Sophia (che sarà disponibile com AudioBook alla fine di settembre) che contiene molte canzoni italiane, Amy nella versione Audio canta deliziosamente le melodie italiane e imita persino il Famoso suono dell’ambulanza italiana! Che carino!

In the novel Dreaming Sophia, (which will be available as an AudioBook at the end of September) which features many Italian songs, Amy in the Audio version delightfully sings the Italian melodies and even mimics the famous Italian ambulance sound! It is really adorable!

Per festeggiare la conclusione della registrazione, sto ospitando un AudioBook Give-Away per Eternally Artemisia.

To celebrate wrapping up production, I am hosting an AudioBook Give-Away for Eternally Artemisia.

Contest begins at 12:00am Central Time August 25, 2020, and runs until 12:00 am September 1, 2020.

You can enter every day if you like, by liking the Matta Facebook Page, Tweeting about the contest, or leave a comment below in the box and tell me what is your favorite painting or artist. Your comments can be in Italian or English.

Photo Credit: Studentessa Matta
For those of you who like holding a book in your hands
all three books are available in print and epub.
Waking Isabella is also available translated into Italian in print and epub

Enjoy! And please tell your friends! Passaparola!

Recent Amazon Review

SPARKLING AND TRANSCENDENT: This is a well-written page-turner, a passionate, intense, and inspirational story. Love that it has strong female characters and that it isn’t the typical love story. If you enjoy Outlander or other historically-inclined novels, I highly recommend.

Lindsey Barlow : Reviewed in the United States on August 22, 2020 : 5.0 out of 5 stars 
Eternally Artemisia – Some loves, like some women, are timeless

They say some loves travel through time and are fated to meet over and over again. For Maddie, an art therapist, who wrestles with the “peculiar feeling” she has lived previous lives and is being called to Italy by voices that have left imprints on her soul, this idea is intriguing. Despite her best efforts, however, proof of this has always eluded her. That is, until one illuminating summer in Italy when Maddie’s previous existences start to bleed through into her current reality. When she is introduced to the Crociani family—a noble clan with ties to the seventeenth-century Medici court that boasts of ancestors with colorful pasts—she finally meets the loves of her life. One is a romantic love, and another is a special kind of passion that only women share, strong amongst those who have suffered greatly yet have triumphed despite it. As Maddie’s relationship develops with Artemisia Gentileschi—an artist who in a time when it was unheard of to denounce a man for the crime of rape, did just that—Maddie discovers a kindred spirit and a role model, and just what women are capable of when united together. In a journey that arcs back to biblical days and moves forward in time, Maddie encounters artists, dukes, designers, and movie stars as well as baser and ignoble men. With Artemisia never far from her side, she proves that when we dare to take control of our lives and find the “thing” we are most passionate about, we are limitless and can touch the stars.

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