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Mark Tedesco is a writer and educator residing in both California and Italy. Mark enjoys weaving stories connecting the present to the past and exploring longings expressed in relationships, events, culture, and history. 


Mark has written in the genres of travel, historical fiction, memoir, self-help, and children's fiction. His titles include: That Undeniable Longing, I am John I am Paul, Lessons and Beliefs, The Dog on the Acropolis, The Words of My Father, Loving Hoping Believing, and She Seduced Me: A Love Affair with Rome. Mark's newest Dixi Books title, Stories from Puglia: Two Californians in Southern Italy, transports the reader to southern Italy to explore that region known for its history, olives, hospitality, and rich culture. Puglia comes alive as two cultures, Californian and Pugliese, interact, intermingle, sometimes misunderstand but always enrich one another.


Besides writing, Mark is an educator, and he loves to engage his students in his love of history, literature, and culture. Mark likes to travel in his off time, searching for stories that make life just a little more fascinating.

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