Ann ReavisFive years seems to be my attention span for any career or any home base. I’ve been a lawyer, a nurse, a presidential appointee in a federal agency, a tour guide and a freelance writer. I’ve lived in New Mexico, Texas, California (San Francisco Bay Area), Michigan and Washington, DC.

But there was a break in my pattern when for fifteen years I lived in Florence, Italy. In that magical city I began to write for pleasure and gain. Italy was my inspiration.


TuscanTraveler.com contains years of writing about my varied interests while living in Tuscany and thereafter, upon my return the the U.S., other Italian subjects that inspire me to write. These include longish articles, under the heading TuscanTraveler’s Tale, short pieces about food, Mangia! Mangia!, destination article, Dove Vai?, and commentary, Burnt to a Crisp. I hope you enjoy reading these as much as I enjoyed researching and writing them.

Freelance Writing

Book - Travelers Tales Tuscany

I have been published in Travelers’ Tales: Tuscany, Salon.com, The Florentine, Slowtrav.com, Fodor’s Travel Guides, Dream of Italy, Fiberarts, and elsewhere.

I have also written a number of novels and nonfiction books about Italian culture and food. I hope to keep adding to that collection and know that the process will engender more TuscanTraveler.com posts.

In Travelers Tales Tuscany see “At the Butcher’s”, p. 77.

Content and Copyright

All commentary and content on this site is solely my writing and from my viewpoint, unless otherwise noted. The photographs are also my work, unless otherwise indicated. Please feel free to link to my posts, but my content and photographs are not available for re-posting without written permission.


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