Her articles include writing about her travels to Italy, immigration yesterday and today, Italian food and culture as well as the importance of preserving family stories, rituals and legacies.
She has also been engaged by individuals and families for private commissions, to create memoirs of family stories, as well as coffee table books that capture memories of people, places and events.
On the business side of things, she is available to write website content, marketing plans for small businesses as well as press releases. These projects have been performed for a variety of organizations such as The Indianapolis City Ballet, Advancing Women Artists Foundation, The Italian Heritage Society of Indiana, Virtuoso Agency Kelly Shea Travels and others.
Family Story PreservationDo you dream of preserving your family’s stories, photographs and documents, but don’t know how to create the vessel? Do you wonder what will happen to these pieces of your family history, how they will be passed on to future generations? “What You Love the Most” is a privately commissioned book for an Indianapolis family whose ancestry goes back to the first Quaker settlers from Ireland. The family wanted a book of stories they could pass down to their children before they were forgotten. Carol Faenzi sifted through the boxes, interviewed the elders, researched the history and wrote the manuscript for the book. She engaged an editor and a designer for its private publication. Carol also curated the celebratory “launch” reception that included attending family members from all over the United States. The book is on-line for the family to order as well as download precious family photos and certificates so nothing will ever be lost.
Collaborations for a CauseIndy Reads is an Indianapolis-based non profit organization that is dedicated to adult literacy. In 2015, Indy Reads created the Indy Writes project, an anthology of local authors including Dan Wakefield and John Green. Each author contributed a chapter to the book, the content based on the written word. All proceeds from the book went to Indy Reads. Carol Faenzi is one of the authors who contributed to this project, with her chapter entitled, “Italian 101”.
Learn more about Indy Reads literacy program and bookstore at indyreads.org.
Custom Coffee Table BooksDo you live in a special house, perhaps the home you grew up in or one you are planning to sell? Are you planning a special celebration you want commemorated? Carol Faenzi, in collaboration with Christine Rosen Photography in New York City, creates one of a kind coffee table books that forever capture memories of places and people, using images and text to tell the stories.
Online and Print Articles
- Indianapolis Business Journal - Indiana's Proud Legacy of Stone
- Timeless Travels – The Carrara Marble Quarries
- The Indianapolis Business Journal – Look for Simple Solutions to Complex Immigration Problems
- We The Italians, Rome, Italy
- The Florentine Press - An Immigrant's Song
- More Articles by Carol Faenzi in The Indianapolis Business Journal