However you lived your past, today you’re the key to changing your future.
Italian born, I was raised around the world mostly in Nigeria, USA and India. Now I live in Rome, Italy, but I’m always open to moving around.
Before becoming a writer, I was an avid reader. I've read a great number of authors, Italian and English, mostly in fiction, but not only. I can name just a few of my favorite authors: Mrilylin French, Joyce Carol Oates, Philip K. Dick, Umberto Eco, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Margaret Mitchell, J.R:R. Tolkien, John Grisham, Herman Hesse, Giorgio Bassani, Elsa Morante, Lindsey Davis, Agatha Christie, Ellis Peters, P.D. James, Ray Bradbury, Truman Capote, Woody Allen, Robert J. Sawyer, Michael Owen, Somerset Maugham, Evelyn Waugh, Ian McEwan, Nick Hornby, Emilio Salgari, Rex Stout, Colleen Mccullough, Louisa May Alcott, Alexandre Dumas (father), Manuel Puig, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Erich Maria Rohme, Thomas Mann and many more.
I've been writing since high school, back in Atlanta, GA. Today, I write both in Italian and English, mostly fiction of various genres, from erotica -sub-genres fantasy, sci-fi, paranormal, contemporary- to mysteries up to plain ordinary life stories.
One final warning about me. You may not find too many info on the web under my real name. I prefer using a nickname Lalla Gatta, which fits my profile to a tee: Lalla is an affectionate diminutive for Laura ahd Gatta means cat in Italian.
Coming October 15, 2008 - Trespassing All Hallow’s Eve, novel, publisher eXtasy Books. On Halloween night, comic book artist Troy Haynes is captured by his imaginary heroine Shield and brought into another dimension to learn how Halloween began. Brighit, his host, caught between two worlds, tells the story of the sacred passageway and her struggles to close what she herself opened thus starting the Halloween myth.
Coming December 15, 2008 - Divinitas, novel, publisher eXtasy Books. A Mystical tale of passionate sexual love and etrayal repeated through time and space s Spirit battles Flesh for lasting recognition of Divinita’s myth and mystery.
From Egypt’s earliest years, the tale of Us-Yri’s rebirth and ascent from ruler to god of the underworld entwines with Mithra, Prince of the ancient Persian empire, who defeats death and becomes the new shiny god, judging the souls of the deceased. But only Shaun in Celtic England will finally reveal the truth about the Divinitas.
Also read my short stories:
- Hunted in eXtasy's Anthology Sanguinary Seductions, a tale of bloody sex and unwanted truths uncovered by Kendryck during his hunt of a vicious predator.
- The Moon Priestess in eXtasy's Anthology Atlantis Allure, a magical story on Atlantis's last days with a bitter twist at the end.
...and coming soon:
Virtus, novel, eXtasy Books. Two young men and a woman on a quest to discover the truth about their world, but mostly about themselves.
Divine Blood, novella, eXtasy Books. A tale on men’s bloody drives to sex and violence in a fantasy world where human sacrifices are not only tolerated but encouraged.