Karen Tintori

Karen Tintori knew she'd be a writer from age twelve. As a child, she walked ten blocks to the public library, checked out as many books as she could carry between her interlocked fingers and her chin, read them quickly and returned for another stack.

Before she was 13, she'd read the entire children's section and bristled when the librarians would not permit her to borrow books from the adult section until she was of age. Patience was a lesson she'd begin to learn early--the librarians invited her, instead, to re-read the children's section.  

Is your book club reading one of Karen's books? Feel free to drop her a note to arrange a phone or Skype call to join your group's discussion. Karen loves hearing from her readers, enjoys traveling to meet them, and welcomes speaking invitations. 


Mi molto rallegro di annunciare che Edizione Armenia in Italia pubblichera mio libro, The Book of Names in italiano!

For those who don't understand Italian -- I'm very happy to announce that Edizione Armenia has just acquired The Book of Names for translation into Italian.

Finally, after seven books, my first one to be published in Italian, to the great excitement of all my Italian relatives and friends who have been champing at the bit to read my stories.

In September, 2008, I was invited by Queen's College's John D. Calandra Italian American Institute in New York to kick off their new season of "Writers Read."  That evening, I discussed Unto the Daughters and read several passages from the book.

Our French publisher, Editions Michel Lafon, has just signed on to publish The Illumination.  So has our new Hungarian publisher, Gold Book, which recently acquired translation rights for The Book of Names as well.

The Illumination, coming January 20, 2009, from St. Martin's Press from Brilliance Audio, will be published in Germany in December, 2008 by Rowohlt.

St. Martin's Griffin imprint will publish the trade paperback edition of Unto the Daughters on July 8, 2008.  Academicians and book clubs will especially appreciate the inclusion of Readers' Guide questions at the back of the book.

Aside from its nomination for a 2008 Michigan Notable Book Award, I am most proud that Unto the Daughters will be included in the first history of Michigan's Italians, currently being researched and written by an anthropologist with Italian and Michigan roots.

We are delighted to welcome Gold Book to our growing list of foreign publishers for The Book of Names.

We are thrilled to announce that Romania has become the nineteeth country to acquire translation rights to The Book of Names, and Greece brings the total to twenty.

Our thriller, THE ILLUMINATION, was published in January, 2009, by St. Martin's Press, and by Rowholt in Germany in December, 2008.

Natalie Landau, a museum curator with an expertise in Mesopotamian protective amulets and magical beliefs, has received a puzzling gift from her sister Dana--a necklace with a blue evil eye pendant on it. The Evil Eye is a symbol of protection common throughout the world, with a history connecting it to many religions. 

Check your local or online bookseller for your copy now!  Happy reading!