Alana White

Alana White’s fascination with the Italian Renaissance led to her first short historical mystery fiction, then to the full-length novel, The Sign of the Weeping Virgin.  Set in Renaissance Florence, The Sign of the Weeping Virgin features real-life lawyer Guid’Antonio Vespucci and his adventurous young nephew, Amerigo Vespucci, as they investigate crime in Renaissance Florence at the time of the Medicis.  Alana’s book reviews appear regularly in Renaissance Magazine and the Historical Novels Review.

In young adult+ books, she is the author of Come Next Spring, a historical novel set in 1940s Appalachia, and a biography, Sacagawea: Westward with Lewis and Clark.  Come Next Spring is on the Mark Twain Award Master List (chosen by the Missouri Association of School Librarians.)  A member of the Historical Novel Society, Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, and the Author’s Guild, she resides in Nashville, TN, where she is currently working on her second Guid’Antonio Vespucci mystery.

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