William Bernhardt

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Why are the churches closed on Christmas Eve in Florence’s San Frediano district? And why has no one heard of the greatest poet who ever lived? This mystery perplexes an acclaimed American poet who journeys to the fabled city seeking inspiration. The proprietor of his hotel, raconteur Alberto Giannotti, reveals that it has nothing to do with the holiday—and everything to do with poetry.

“In this engaging tale, our poet-protagonist sets out on a hero’s journey. Pietro’s passion for his angelic Sophia mirrors the author’s love affair with the written word. Whether or not poetry is your thing, this book sparkles like a jewel in a cosmic clockwork — an uplifting gift to readers everywhere.” 

—Dan Millman, author of Way of the Peaceful Warrior


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William Bernhardt

William Bernhardt is the author of over fifty books, most recently the Kenzi Rivera and Daniel Pike thrillers, including the #1 best-selling novel The Last Chance Lawyer. His previous works include the nationally bestselling Ben Kincaid series, the historical novels Challengers of the Dust and Nemesis, the young-adult novel Shine, three books of poetry, and the Red Sneaker books on fiction writing.

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In addition to his writing work, Bernhardt founded the Red Sneaker Writers Center to mentor aspiring writers. The Center hosts an annual writers conference (WriterCon), an annual cruise, small-group writing retreats, plus a bi-weekly e-newsletter and podcast. More than three dozen of Bernhardt’s students have subsequently published with major houses. He is also the president/owner of Bernhardt Books, which has several imprints publishing fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.