Ciao! My name is Marisa Parker. I am the middle daughter of Italian parents,
Eugenio Piergiovanni and Maria Martore. Despite a thirteen-year age gap between
them, my parents were adventurers and always looked on the bright side of life. I’ve
recounted their story in two books (both award-winning).
The first, is GOODBYE TO Italia (2016), and tells of their diverse and courageous
experiences during the dreadful World War 2 years, in Italy and Africa.
The second, Ciao! WE’RE IN AFRICA (2018), follows my parents, once they marry
and decide to risk everything, by leaving Italy for Africa.