Hello, I’m Clara, also known as C.P.
I live in the whereabouts of Mantova – incidentally the place where Romeo gets the deadly poison – where I write, teach playwriting, and train as a director with the historic Accademia Teatrale Campogalliani.
Raised on a steady diet of stories, history and make-believe, it still took a few years in the fields of international relations first, and the timber trade later (no, really!) – before I finally turned to the pen and the stage.
Since then, I’ve published three historical novels in Italian, and had half a dozen plays staged. I’ve also been writing in English for years now, publishing a few short stories. My first historical murder mystery in English, the first volume of the Tom Walsingham Mysteries, is due out later this year with Sapere Books.