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The Secret Life of Sofonisba Anguissola - An Interview with Author Melissa Muldoon

December 4, 2020

Melissa Muldoon is the author of Dreaming Sophia, Waking Isabella, Eternally Artemisia, and MelissaHeadshot.jpgThe Secret Life of Sofonsiba Anguissola.

She is an artist, designer, and creator of the Studentessa Matta Dual-language Blog and Youtube channel. Through her many projects and her programs to study in Italy, Melissa promotes Italian language and culture.

She has a B.A. in fine arts, art history, and European history and a Master's in art history. She studied painting, language, and art history in Florence.

Melissa's four books set in Italy celebrate art and creativity. They tell the stories of women and their journeys of self-discovery to find love, uncover hidden truths, and follow their destinies to shape a better future.

For more information about Melissa Muldoon and her books, visit her website at


  • Her inspiration behind the story of Sofonisba Anguissola
  • Creation of the world's first "selfie"
  • Sofonisba's spirit, independence, and self-worth paves the way for female artists and all women
  • Writing Historical Fiction
  • Writing and marketing during a pandemic.
  • Next for Melissa


Sofonisba Anguissola was a woman who dared to dream far beyond the limitations set for women during her era – truly a woman before her time. Her story demonstrates the power behind the sentiment, “anything is possible” and her achievements helped pave the way for generations of women to come. That Sofonisba is “the most famous woman you’ve never heard of” as indicated in the subtitle, is representative of the way she left her mark on the world – humbly, through hard work, humility, resilience, integrity, and respect. Through Melissa Muldoon’s exquisite rendition the world can see – 500 years later, that Sofonisba Anguissola was a true heroine and role model for all women on the road to equality.


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