East of Constantinople, West of Shanghai

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Complicated days

Quick note to let you all know that I’m not gone, just stuck in the wilds of the Astigianistan hills.
Lots of work – as usual, to be done for yesterday – lots of hangups, the PC still recovering from the crash, some sad news from a friend, too many projects going, insomnia and lack of sleep, cats fighting in the courtyard, and what not.

Like the guy said, I’ll be back.
Tonight, probably.

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Contact form

I’ve been made aware of the fact that it’s pretty hard to get in touch with me.
So far we’ve used the post comments – but now it’s time to do like professional bloggers do, and so I set up a contact form.
You can find the link up in the top right corner of the blog.


Any message posted through the form will be delivered in my mail box – and I’ll reply ASAP.
And of course I will not sell your data or spam you.



Welcome to the caravanseray

Please don’t mind the noise and the dust
– we are still putting stuff up,
and designing certain elements of this blog.

Things will probably change in the next days.
Sorry for the inconvenience.

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This is the first post on this blog.
So, for the time being, a word of explanation and some hints at what’s coming.

As stated in the Info thingy, this blog is currently my English-language home.
I’m a¬†paleontologist, moonlighting as an independent author.
I mostly write fantasy and pulp stories, and I’ve also published a number of essays on wild historical subjects such as explorers, dinosaurs, strange planets and old writers.
Some of them were also published in English (a list is forthcoming – with links and buying options).
While I keep blogging and writing in my native tongue – Italian – I’m also trying to expand¬†into the English-reading world.

So, I need some practice and some time to get my bearings, and a reason to keep going despite my chronic lazyness – and in my experience, writing a blog is the best way to keep in shape, to keep the writing juices flowing, and to create a sense of commitment.
Hence, my new blog – Karavansara.

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