i registered some time ago, but i was too lazy to participate. i'm an italian writer based in rome (i was born in sicily), and i've been writing for 20 years. i've published 5 novels, 1 collection of short stories and a play (which i would never recommend to anyone, since it sucks). all in italian, of course. but unlike most of my compatriots, i do speak decent english. in the meantime, when i'm not writing, i teach. the reason why i'm here is that i've been thinking for a while that i could possibly write a mystery novel, since i've always enjoyed reading them, and i'm honestly a bit tired from all the pretentious stuff i've been writing over the years.