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Book Club Month 2: Gina Buonaguro's "The Virgins Venice"

A new year means new resolutions, goals, and making time for our own self-care. One of the many things on our list here at Dr. Noze Best is reading more with our community of parents who enjoying flipping the pages of a great book. We launched our book club in December and are so excited to welcome our February author. 

How does the Dr. Noze Best Book Club work?

We are so excited to get our community involved from both near and far because we are hosting it as a virtual book club. 

Sign up HERE (it's FREE, we promise!) to be alerted exactly where and when to tune in each month, as well as special offers, Q&As and behind the scenes scoop on our authors and monthly book choices!

We will announce our monthly author and book a month in advance both right here on the blog as well as through an Instagram Live (follow us here), giving you enough time to read the book and learn about the author in advance. Then, we will host the actual book club, led by the author themselves, on Zoom!

Consider this your very own, personal invitation!

Our second book is Gina Buonaguro's "The Virgins Venice"

Gina Buonaguro's "The Virgins Venice" 

About Gina Buonaguro

Born in New Jersey, USA, Gina Buonaguro currently resides in Toronto, Canada. Her historical novel The Virgins of Venice was released on December 13, 2022. She has coauthored six novels, written dozens of articles, won five writing grants, and edited/proofread for multiple clients, with a BA in English from Villanova University (Pennsylvania) and an MA in English from the University of British Columbia (Canada) while on a Fulbright Scholarship.

Learn more about her HERE.

5 Questions With Gina Buonaguro

We sat down with author Gina Buonaguro and got the scoop on what goes on during the writing process, inspiration, and even some advice for aspiring writers!

 Gina Buonaguro

DNB: What inspires you to create your novels?

GB: I aim to revive women's lost stories through historical fiction. I love to also read historical fiction and research Italian history.

DNB: What kind of research do you do, and how long do you spend researching before beginning a book?

GB: In the case of The Virgins of Venice, I did years of research. I had a coauthor prior to this novel and we had started researching a book set in Renaissance Venice, which took a few years. Then we decided to amicably part ways, and I wanted to continue writing in that setting and time period but with a story focused on the lives of women. That took a few more years. Although covid and my mother dying also happened, plus I have two kids, so this was not all full time all the time.

DNB: What is your writing Kryptonite?

GB: The internet - it's a double-edged sword. It is so helpful to writing and research and it is such a distraction too.

DNB: What are common traps for aspiring writers?

GB: Saying you want to write but not actually writing. Not creating a regular, daily routine to write. Not reading enough.

DNB: If you could tell your younger writing self anything, what would it be?

GB: Luck comes to the prepared. And how awesome it is to think about literature most of the time!

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