About Bonnie

The prolific Milan-based editorial illustrator tells stories through subtle symbolic clues
Emiliano Ponzi
Dark and light coexist in the dream world of this San Marino illustrator
Nicoletta Ceccoli
This Italian illustrator seamlessly blends contemporary life with Renaissance motifs
Marco Ventura
In Milan, identical twins sisters share a passion for illustration
Anna + Elena Balbusso

Solas Awards 2011: Gold for Funny Travel Story Category
Day Use Only
Solas Awards 2010: Bronze for Travel and Shopping
Traveling Companions
Solas Awards 2009: Silver for Travel and Shopping Category

In the San Francisco Chronicle and sfgate.com
“Tourist Italian? No, thank you.”
A twelve-part adventure in fluency at italian.about.com
Learning To Speak Italian in Italy

30 Days in Italy and
The Best Travel Writing 2007
Only Fish
The Best Women’s Travel Writing 2006
Turquoise Dreams
Townsend 11 E-Book Series
Townsend 11

2013 Travel Guide to California
Spin and Margie's Hideaway

KQED Radio Perspectives
Giving Made Simple

NEW FEATURE for Communication Arts

Illustrator Emiliano Ponzi

ITALIAN ILLUSTRATOR Emiliano Ponzi digs deep for imagery, like an archaeologist hunting for bones. He analyzes his discoveries and translates them into crisp, bold paintings infused with his signature symbology.

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Travel Guide to CaliforniaNEW EDITION

2015 Travel Guide to California

The newest edition of the 2015 Travel Guide to California is now available in print and online—with features about our breathtaking parks, hidden beaches, magnificent mountains, and surprising cities. Everything visitors need to plan a dream vacation. 2015 Travel Guide to California


The Apocalypse

My very short story The Apocalypse has been chosen by the editors of 100wordstory.org.

If he’d found out about the heroin, we’d been over sooner. Maybe that would have been better. He was Christian and wore a tiny gold cross under his shirt. He had tatts as well. They weren’t super religious-y, just something from the Apocalypse. He lived really clean because he believed in that. He made me feel safe. I liked that. But in the end, you can’t be shooting up at work and saying grace at home. He lived with me for two weeks. He said he couldn’t stay with someone who kept snakes. I said I had the snakes first.