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Mary Hoffman

Award-winning, New York Times Bestselling Author of 90+ books in all genres, including fantasy and historical fiction, joins the Writer's Renaissance Faculty


Award-Winning, Bestselling-Author Mary Hoffman Joins Writer's Renaissance Faculty


If you have been on the fence about whether to attend the Writer's Renaissance retreat in Florence, NOW is the time to jump off and REGISTER.

If you do, you'll have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work directly with a bestselling author of fantasy and historical fiction (not to mention classic picture books and contemporary novels), on location. You'll learn her research and writing techniques while visiting a stunning site in the city.

Mary Hoffman has written more than 90 books in all genres, many of which take place in Italy. Learn Mary's secrets for using onsite visits to enrich, inform and enliven her stories. Then write your own!

Both the Faculty and Program pages have been updated to reflect Mary's participation. The specifics of her session, including the site we'll visit, are coming soon. In the meantime, I wanted to let you, as subscribers, in on the news ASAP so you wouldn't waste another minute. I've also added a Recommended Reading page full of books that will get you salivating to go to Florence! 

The early-bird discount expires in 28 days. DON'T WAIT - Register today! Once news of Mary's participations spreads, the remaining places in Writer's Renaissance will get snatched up FAST.

Ciao for now,



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City of Flowers

One of the six books in the wildly popular Stravaganza series, City of Flowers is set in a fantasy version of Renaissance Florence.
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