Author, Artist, Italian Language & Art Blogger

Melissa Muldoon is the author of “Dreaming Sophia” and writer of the “Studentessa Matta” dual language Italian Blog. She is also an artist and a designer. Through her writing, she promotes the study of Italian language and culture. She has a B.A. in fine arts, art history and European history from Knox College and a master’s in art history from the University of Illinois. She has studied painting, language and art history in Florence.

Through the dual Italian and English language blog Studentessa Matta website, she promotes the study of Italian language and culture.

Through the Dreaming Sophia website, she promotes Art History, with the goal of making art accessible.

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Dreaming Sophia is a magical look into Italy, language, art, and culture. It is a story about turning dreams into reality and learning to walk the fine line between fact and fantasy. The setting is Florence, Lucca, Rome, and Venice and following a path that takes her from grief to joy, Sophia discovers the source of her creativity and learns to love again, turning her dreams into reality.

Available on Amazon in Print & Digital

Waking Isabella is a story about uncovering hidden beauty that over time has been lost, overlooked or suppressed. It also weaves together several love stories as well as a few mysteries. Nora, an assistant researcher, is a catalyst for resolving the puzzle of a painting that has been missing for decades. Set in Arezzo, a small Tuscan town, the plot unfolds against the backdrop of the city’s Antique trade and the fanfare and pageantry of its medieval Jousting Festival.

Fall 2017. Click here for updates.

“Avenging Artemisia – Because there is an art to vindication” a new novel about Italy, and Art set in Rome, Naples and the Amalfi Coast.

Coming in 2018. Click here for updates.