It’s no secret that I love books. For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved books. The discovery, the possibility when stepping into a library or bookstore, the comfort in stacks of books around the house. The time spent with books is always special, whether it be hours that pass while lost in a story or, more recently, the joy of sharing a book you’ve long wanted to read with a good friend.
When I had the chance to write Moon Amalfi Coast in 2018, it was a surreal experience. My first book. It was a completely unfamiliar process, writing it piece by piece and seeing it come together. But when I first held the book in 2019, the feeling was overwhelming. I’m not sure I could put it into words even yet. And soon I’ll be experiencing the same thing! Today is the release date in the USA and Canada for the second edition of Moon Amalfi Coast with Capri, Naples & Pompeii. The book is now available to order on Amazon and Bookshop or through your favorite local bookstore. (Buy local if you can please!)
That means that you will have a chance to hold the book even before I do. My author copies are on their way to me here on the Amalfi Coast. I’ll have to wait for those to arrive since the release date here in Italy isn’t until later this month. Soon I’ll be reliving that surreal moment again!
What do you think of the colorful new cover of the second edition of Moon Amalfi Coast with Capri, Naples & Pompeii? For this edition it’s a view of Positano with kayaks on the beach. And, yes, inside you’ll find my recommendations for kayak tours and rentals in Positano and all around the Amalfi Coast area. The book as been fully updated and just like the first edition has all my favorite spots and a lot of historical information and everything — well as much as we could fit in — of what I love about the Amalfi Coast.
Updating the book during COVID-19 wasn’t the easiest task as much of the area here was under strict lockdowns and research was done when it was safe to be out and about. Thinking back now to the process, and how hard that time was for so many people in the tourism industry here, it makes me happy that this book is coming out right now – just before a new season begins. There is hope that this year will be one where we can all welcome back travelers from around the world to discover this beautiful place we call home.
The last two years have been a struggle for so many here, which is why the second edition of my book is dedicated to the people who make this place so special. Moon Amalfi Coast is is full of people and stories – come and meet them and experience those stories for yourself on the Amalfi Coast!
If your travels this year include Sicily and Puglia, don’t forget that Moon Southern Italy: Sicily, Puglia, Naples & Amalfi Coast is coming out later this spring. It’s now available for Amazon pre-order and Bookshop pre-order. It has an excerpt from the second edition of Moon Amalfi Coast and brand new in-depth travel information on southern Italy by my lovely co-author Linda Sarris. Be ready to be inspired to see Sicily and Puglia on your next Italy vacation!
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