Solo in Salento begins with a lie.
In order to give herself permission to take a personal journey and break out of a life haunted by a wretched past, a loss of faith, and toxic relationships, Donna lied. While in Otranto, Italy, supposedly “doing research for a historical fiction book,” she learned to sort, recycle, and discard the personal garbage that had plagued her over a lifetime.
About the Author
Donna Keel Armer
Donna Keel Armer’s first trip to Italy occurred in 1995. She fell in love. While she has traveled extensively in North America, Europe, and Africa, she was compelled to return to Italy over and over. When she found herself alone in a small village in Southern Italy, she put the experience in a email journal to a small group of friends, hoping that one day she’d find the words to share the mystery, the music, the mosaics, the martyrs, and the marvelous food with the world.
Reviews for Solo in Salento
Jonathan Haupt, coeditor of Our Prince of Scribes: Writers Remember Pat Conroy
Panda Richie, owner, Windows of the World Travel LLC
Donna Bearden, Author of Finding More Me: Journaling to Go Soul Deep
Ishita Sood, India’s only blogger on Italy - Italophilia www.ishitasood.com
Joan Dempsey, author of This Is How It Begins
Tiffany Quay Tyson, author of Three Rivers and The Past is Never, winner of the 2018 Willie Morris Prize for Southern Fiction
Rebecca Bruff, author of Trouble the Water
Susan Cushman, author of Friends of the Library and Cherry Bomb, and editor of Southern Writers on Writing and A Second Blooming: Becoming the Women We Are Meant to Be
Cassandra King Conroy, author of TELL ME A STORY: My life with Pat Conro
Cele Seldon, travel journalist, Seldon Ink
Sally Veillette, author of Coming to Your Senses: Soaring With Your Soul and Sicilian Roots
Dianne Hales, author La Bella Lingua, Mona Lisa: A Life Discovered, La Passione: How Italy Seduced the World.
PEOPLE DON’T TAKE TRIPS, TRIPS TAKE PEOPLE ~ JOHN STEINBECK Travel adventures are just that—adventures. Some are educational, some whimsical, some disappointing, some grueling and some exceptional. With travel there’s always this business with transportation—being...
One always measures friendships by how they show up in bad weather ~ Winston Churchill We are neither ducks nor Londoners— Today is the visual image I have of London—wet, chilly, gray—perfect. We put on our slickers and cross over from Westminster to Pimlico. It’s...
Life is for living and working at. If you find anything or anybody a bore, the fault is in yourself ~ Queen Elizabeth I August 20, 2019 - Today the weather is unpredictable—rain and sun—off and on. It’s chilly or maybe better words are brisk and breezy. It’s a lovely...