About the Author
Jojo Capece born in New York City is a writer and sculptor. In her teens, she relinquished religious school for public education citing this as the beginning of free thinking delighting her unbiased Father. Her original wish to be an actress was forbidden by her Mother and she turned her attention to art at Parsons School of Design. After a career in Manhattan that included Conde Nast's GLAMOUR Magazine, television and PR Director of Faberge, she married and moved to Istanbul, Turkey. There, she learned the Turkish language, worked with disadvantaged girls from Anatolia and appeared as an actress in the Mobile Oil Theatre. After three years, she returned to live in Washington DC, where she gave birth to three children and began a PR company, Mary-Jo Campbell, Ltd. In the late '80s she divorced, moved to London with her children and then Rome. Europe gave her the opportunity to continue her PR business, develop her sculpture, begin writing her first book and pursue a Master Diploma in Art in London. After twenty-three international years, Capece returned to America, remarried and lives in San Francisco, California. ALL ROADS LEAD TO ROME, published in 2012, was her first published book that detailed the kaleidoscope of the Italian network of power - facts that came to fruition during the course of a turbulent year of politics, debt crisis and a Pope resigning his position. BELLA FIGURA, the second book set in Italy in a trilogy, will make its debut in MAY 2013 at THE COMMONWEALTH CLUB, San Francisco. The author's talk will be broadcast worldwide on IPOD radio. Capece, a recent grandmere, is fluent in Italian, conversant in French and Turkish. She has received the distinction of Honorable Seref Uyeligi from the Turkish-American University, Member of President Reagan's Task Force for the Initiative on Women's Business Ownership and was the only American Advisor to Prime Minister Thatcher's Committee - Women Into Business. Capece's art is exhibited at the Chelsea Arts Club, London and her books are available worldwide."