Hi there, and welcome to my website! I’m Carmela Dolce, a middle school teacher and aspiring new author. My greatest inspiration for writing comes from visiting archeological sites, and viewing ancient artifacts.

When I look at the brushstrokes from a two thousand year old painting I can’t help but wonder about the hand that created it. Who was the artist? What was his life like? Did he have a lover, a wife, or children? What were the passions that set his heart on fire? And what if he was a she?

These are the questions that set my heart on fire, and my imagination spinning. Thus the title of my first book, The Fire Within, that speaks not only to the hidden inferno within the volcano, but also to the fire that burns within each of us, aching to be released.