Sara Donati biography

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Sara Donati

Sara Donati

Sara Donati Biography

Rosina Lippi is a former academic and tenured university professor. Since 2000 she spends her time haunting the intersection where history and storytelling meet, wallowing in 19th century newspapers, magazines, street maps, and academic historical research. And she never gets bored with any of it.

Under the pen name Sara Donati she is the author of the Wilderness series, six historical novels that follow the fortunes of the Bonner family in the vast forests in upstate New York, from about 1792-1825. Her newest novel about the Bonner family is The Gilded Hour. The new series jumps ahead past the destruction of the Civil War to follow Nathaniel and Elizabeth's granddaughters into the twentieth century.

Under her own name Rosina writes contemporary novels (and academic work). The majority of her book reviews can be found at Goodreads; you can also find her on Facebook and Twitter (@akaSaraDonati). She lives on Puget Sound with her husband, daughter, a Havanese pupper called Jimmy Dean, and Bella, a rambunctious cat. Sara lives with Rosina and her family, but refuses to answer the phone, do windows or make herself useful in any way at all.

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Sara Donati answers questions about her Dr. Sophie Savard series set in 19th century New York, her extensive research into the period, her other writing and what she's currently working on, and how the real Rosina Lippi gets on with her alter ego Sara Donati.

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