About Bellastoria Press

DSC_0271If you speak Italian, you know that “bella storia” means “beautiful history.”

If you grew up with Italian immigrant grandparents, you also know that they often mingled their native Italian with the English words they were hearing and learning, embellishing those new words with the fillip of a vowel at the end. “Storia” to them was both history and story.

At Bellastoria Press, you will also find both history and story, for we believe that stories are chronicles of our history–whether deeply personal or broadly encompassing.

We invite you to turn the page, and hope that you will find it beautiful.

Our Team

Ann-DeFee_Jan_2015Ann DeFee is an award-winning author who infuses humor into her stories of romance and the somewhat wacky world of small town America. She’s written eleven novels and one novella with the Harlequin American, Everlasting and Carina lines. She’s twice been a Rita finalist and has also won the Book Buyers Best Long Contemporary award. Under the Bellastoria Press imprint she publishes under the pseudonym Annaliese Darr.

Linda_Cardillo_PortraitLinda Cardillo is the award-winning author of the critically acclaimed Harlequin novels Dancing on Sunday Afternoons and Across the Table, in addition to novellas and children’s fiction. She writes about the old country and the new, the tangle and embrace of family, and finding courage in the midst of loss. Her newest novel, The Boat House Café, set on Chappaquiddick Island in the 1940s, is a Bellastoria Press release. She has also recently completed the first book of a trilogy set in 16th century Italy, based on the lives of three extraordinary women.