Frances was recently featured on Working Mother's Radio This is Segment 1: Career Change After a successful career in investigative journalism, author Frances Vieta penned "Love in the Land of Barefoot Soldiers", a novel set during Mussolini's invasion of Ethiopia. Frances explains how covering civil strife in Mozambique set her career along a different path.
Frances was recently featured on Working Mother's Radio This is Segment 2: Famine Front Lines During the 1980's, Ethiopia was in the throes of famine. Charity super-group, Band Aid, was formed by Bob Geldof in an effort to help alleviate world hunger. Author and former UN worker, Frances Vieta, was on the front lines of the initiative and recalls the inaugural voyage of food delivery trucks purchased by the charity.
Frances was recently featured on Working Mother's Radio This isSegment 3: Ravages of War After learning that Italy had used mustard gas against Ethiopians during Mussolini's invasion, author Frances Vieta was outraged and resolved to bring awareness to the atrocities of war. Learn more about Frances' novel, "Love in the Land of Barefoot Soldiers", which follows two lovers torn apart by history.
About the Author
Born and raised in New York City, Frances Vieta then lived in Rome, Italy for twenty-seven years as a journalist/writer for both the American and Italian media. Her expert articles included terrorism, art and food.
For much of that time she worked with the specialized offices of the Carabinieri posing as a would-be buyer to recover stolen art. This is the basis for a memoir: Looters’ Paradise: Recovering Italy's Plundered Treasures.
She was a long time consultant with the United Nations with frequent travel in Africa and in Ethiopia. This is the basis for an historical novel set in 1935, Love in the Land of Barefoot Soldiers.
She now lives in New York City.
Read a free chapter of Love in the Land of Barefoot Soldiers