I’m Anna Lorenzi, or “Annina” (“little Anna”), an affectionate nickname given to me when I was very little, and not because I’m so short (!), but because I was usually the youngest. I was born in Milan on a rainy Monday morning, the 26th of October in 1981. My lucky number is 19 (the basis of my signature A19). The rest of my motto comes from what I used to ask my mom when I was a little girl, “But where was I when you and daddy…?” Before I was born I was on a spaceship waiting to come down. 😉
In my own little way, I have really done a little bit of everything, both professionally and personally, trying to cultivate all my passions with enthusiasm. Passions such as two- and four-wheeled vehicles, music, photography, traveling (the States!), my adored dogs, nature, my bonsai … and, obviously, writing.
I have been filling sheets and sheets with black ink all my life. I think that I began at around 6 years of age (yes, before I even knew how to do it!), and, even with highs and lows, I’ve never stopped. Armed with paper, pens, empathy and imagination, I’ve always loved to describe what I see outside and inside of myself.
I’m not a “wet behind the ears” writer. I have been writing privately “forever,” and I’ve participated in various literary competitions, I’ve worked for some Italian magazines and blogs, I’ve published tales, fables, writings, articles, interviews … and, since February 2019, I’ve been managing this personal blog dedicated to my creative writing in which I gather my new and old works, accompanied by images and photographs.
Currently, other than taking care of a company that I founded in Texas quite a few years ago, I am concentrating on the promotion of my books, website, Facebook page and other linked social media accounts, mainly in Italy, the USA, Canada and England.
For me, writing is not just a passion. It’s my first way to communicate. It’s something that is a part of my being, something I couldn’t ever do without, a need, sometimes.
I think that among the fundamental characteristics of a writer (and not only a writer!) must always be honesty, originality, humility … and the spontaneity of those who live every day with a mind that wants to think, and a heart that wants to beat, all with courage and a touch of madness.
So, yes, I’m Anna “Annina” Lorenzi, and I’m a writer, author, and more. 🙂
Literary Work & Publications
On 19 May 2020, Incontrando Laura. Un romanzo liberamente e in parte ispirato alla vita di… was released, accompanied by its English edition Meeting Laura. A novel loosely and partially inspired by the life of… professionally translated by Starleen K. Meyer. They are independent self-publications, both available in paperback and Kindle eBook versions, in all Amazon stores. The two respective audio books are expected for 2021.
In August 2020, Anna began working on the sequel of Meeting Laura and on a completely different side project, which she decided to prioritize:
The release of The Microscope. Una raccolta di scatti immortalati con la penna and of its English edition, The Microscope. A collection of snapshots immortalized with a pen (#TheMicroscope – Some Call It Poetry), is set for the 8th of February, 2021. The release of the sequel is currently still to be defined.
In addition to the various posts on annina19.com, in this section of the blog you can find some of the author’s previous writings, published in books and magazines and/or selected for literary competitions.
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Translator: Starleen K. Meyer
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