Photo: Trish Alegre-Smith
Professional Member of the Authors Guild (fellow members include Nobel Laureate)
Professional Member of the American Society for Journalists and Authors
Certificate in Editing from Graham School at the University of Chicago
Two Master’s degrees from Leiden University
Brunella is the 2020 Armed Forces Insurance Hancock Field Military Spouse of the Year®
When I was a little girl, my mother bought me the most beautiful Disney book I had ever seen.
The illustrations were enticing, and I loved reading it. However, one night, I was reading a brand-new story when my little eye caught something. A word. A word that, to me, should not have been there because it didn’t fit the rest of the sentence. So, I did what any editor-in-the-making would do: I grabbed a pencil, drew a line over the word, and wrote the one I found more appropriate over it. Needless to say when my mother found out she was not happy, but you better believe I felt accomplished and satisfied! Although I did not know it at the time, this was the first step that would eventually take me on my current career path, one that has allowed me to work with incredibly talented authors in the common goal of delivering the most beautiful and polished book.
Born and raised in Naples, southern Italy; and becoming an American citizen in December 2018, makes Brunella the proud citizen of two beautiful countries!
Brunella speaks English, Italian, Spanish, and Japanese. Oh, and Neapolitan dialect, which has now been recognized as an official language!
She is a shameless travel-addict. Saying there’s too much to see in this world is not to explore it all!
Brunella is most proud of being a Mamma to her two children and Air Force Wife to her exceptional husband!
COMPANIES BRUNELLA HAS COLLABORATED WITH:
SOME OF BRUNELLA’S PAST WORK:
Military Families Magazine
Brunella is a frequent contributor to the magazine with article about spouses, veterans, relocation and more.
WHAT BRUNELLA IS UP TO:
This past November Brunella went on a military press trip to Laughlin, Nevada for Military Families Magazine. During this trip Brunella was shown around Laughlin and Arizona, getting to explore their local casinos, restaurants, activities that military families might be interested in doing; from taking a jet boat tour down the Colorado River to the Grapevine Canyon, Toby Keith concert and more!
The Laughlin skyline is seen at sunset during the 35th annual Laughlin River Run motorcycle rally
Friday, April 28, 2017 in Laughlin.
Credit: David Becker/ Las Vegas News Bureau
11.10.05 Laughlin. Don Laughlin Statue. Photo by: Bob Brye
In 2019, Brunella attended a USO star-studded event to Washington D.C., as a journalist on behalf of Military Families Magazine. She got to attend the event where Linda Hope, daughter of late entertainer Bob Hope, awarded the first-ever Bob Hope Legacy Award to famous actress and singer Ann-Margret. The event was preceded by a USO care-package event. She intervened Monte Durham from”Say Yes to the Dress”, NCIS actor Wilmer Valderrama (who was the event host), country superstar Brantley Gilbert, and UFC superstar Julianna “The Venezuelan Vixen” Peña.
Brunella was a speaker at the Military Women’s Conference in Tampa, Florida in 2019; where she presented the six secrets to becoming a successfully published author.
WHAT CLIENTS HAVE TO SAY:
JERID M. FISHER, Ph. D., ABN
Chairman of NAN Foundation + Author
“I am the Chairman of the National Academy of Neuropsychology’s Foundation and have had the privilege and pleasure to work on a children’s book project (that benefits the children of our brain injured wounded warriors) with Brunella. A few sentences are wholly inadequate for conveying her assets, talents and enthusiasm. But if you desire to work with a consummate professional who is an excellent writer as well as extremely knowledgeable about the book publication business, then contact Brunella. Or contact me so I can sing her praises!”