• Click to read more
  • Venice, Italy
  • Click to read more
  • Florence, Italy
  • Click to read more
  • Click here to read more
  • Subscribe to my blog
  • Valdagno, Italy
  • Click to subscribeClick here to read more
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
CSS3 Slider by WOWSlider.com v4.3

About Maria

maria_pink_suitMaria Grazia Swan was born in Italy, but this rolling stone has definitely gathered no moss. She lived in Belgium, France, Germany, in beautiful  Orange County, California where she raised her family, and is currently at home in Phoenix, Arizona—but stay tuned for weekly updates of Where in the World is Maria Grazia Swan?

As a young girl, her vivid imagination predestined her to be a writer. She won her first literary award at the age of  fourteen while living in Belgium. As a young woman Maria returned to Italy to design for—ooh-la-la—haute couture.  Once in the U.S. and after years of concentrating on family, she tackled real estate. These days her time is devoted  to her deepest passions: writing and helping people find happiness.

Maria loves travel, opera, good books, hiking, and intelligent movies (if she can find one, that is). When asked about  her idea of a perfect evening, she favors stimulating conversation, spicy Italian food and perfectly chilled Prosecco—but then, who doesn’t?

Maria has written short stories for anthologies, articles for high profile magazines and numerous blogs tackling love and life.  She engaged her editorial and non-fiction skills for Mating Dance: Rituals for Singles Who Weren’t Born Yesterday.