“Captures the romance and longing of one affectionate couple separated by the war.” – Self-Publishing Review
Lisa Franco has been telling people’s stories for more than four decades. As a writer/producer for the ABC television affiliate WTNH 8 in New Haven, Connecticut, she earned multiple Emmy nominations and journalism awards for her documentaries. She also served as public affairs director for the station before she became the state communications director for one of the largest nonprofit organizations in the country.
While Lisa’s background includes marketing, media relations, and public relations, these days she is a freelance writer and owner of Over the Moon Vintage, an online collectibles shop www.otmvintage.etsy.com
Lisa’s parents were members of the Greatest Generation, and her father, Nino Maurizi, was a World War II Army Air Corps veteran. She attributes this to her interest in the war and the loving relationships that developed during that period in our history.
Lisa and her husband, Joe, live in Connecticut and Cape Cod and are the proud parents of their sixth rescue dog, Maggie.
First Place Winner - Nonfiction in the 2023 Speak Up Talk Radio International Firebird Book Awards, and
Winner in subcategories History/World, Romance, and War Nonfiction
Author Lisa Franco has a talent for seeing what others miss, which is why she discovers overlooked treasures in a church rummage sale or flea market. That is how she found the WWII letters that form the basis for My Dearest Darling. Franco devotes her well-honed skills as a journalist to bring this tender story of love and yearning to life. My Dearest Darling belongs on your bookshelf besides Tom Brokaw’s The Greatest Generation.
— Diane Smith, NY Times best-selling author and journalist
— Self-Publishing Review
— Eileen Broderick
Book Presentation and Signing
‘My Dearest Darling’ - Book Chronicles Wartime Love Letters Discovered In Antique Shop
Nyberg: A true WWII love story is brought to life in new book ‘My Dearest Darling’
Milford native's book tells World War II love story through lost letters
Melissa in the Morning: Love Letters in Wartime
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