May 31, 2023
Nina has no end of interesting tie-ins to her book that she uses in presentations and social media posts from the history and culture of Venice, to ancient poisons, to the world of art and art patrons, to Talmudic scholars and famous courtesans. Her three-part series straddles the line between women’s fiction, historical mystery, and historical romance and her rich background, from studying illustration for children's books to running her own advertising company, has prepared her well for her new career as a novelist.
Nina Wachsman graduated from Parsons School of Design where she studied illustration with Maurice Sendak. After a career as an ad agency creative director, she is now CEO of a digital marketing company in NYC. Her debut novel of historical suspense, The Gallery of Beauties has been nominated for an Agatha award for Best First Novel, and is the first book in this series focused on Venice, with the second book, The Courtesan’s Secret, due to release in August 2023. She has family ties to the city of Venice, as a descendant of a well-known chief rabbi, and through the heirloom Sabbath candlesticks from Venice, which her mother lit every Friday night.
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