ITALY CALLS now available from Eugene Author C. Edwin Fender

Italy CallsLorenzo Costa is content with his life in Oregon.  That life is turned upside down when the grandfather he doesn’t know calls him to come to Italy to take over his multi-billion Euro company.  While enroute, he unknowingly smuggles data for arms traffickers.  The journey to find his Italian roots and decide whether or not to take over the business leads to romance and an adventure-laced trip through Italy.

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About the Author

C. Edwin (Ed) Fender was a member of The Wesleyan Writers, graduating from Kansas Wesleyan University in 1968 with a BA in Sociology.   After post-graduate studies at the Instituto Tecnologico in Monterrey, Mexico and three years of worldwide travel as an employee of the American Red Cross (including 18 months in Vietnam during 1970-1971), Ed entered Denver University Graduate School of Social Work.

In 1974, two wondrous events occurred in Ed’s life.  Maureen Walsh, a fellow student in the GSSW, accepted his proposal of marriage. They were married in April, 1975 at the DU campus chapel….. oh right, and he got his Masters Degree in Social Work (MSW).   He is working on a PHD at Sam Houston Institute of Technology.

 After leaving the employment of the Red Cross in Des Moines, Iowa in 1981, Ed switched to insurance agent, then to operations manager for a microbiology company.   Cold Iowa winters convinced the family (which now included two young children) to permanently relocate to Eugene, Oregon as a result of an earlier visit to friends living there.  Ed continues to volunteer with the Red Cross and received his “40 year” pin in 2009!