Lita has been prolific with writing four new books during the pandemic. The first new novel, The Sylvan Woods of Lake Nemi, will be released in early October 2021.
From the back cover: Elena Morandi must complete needed field work in order to finish her dissertation in anthropology. Her topic: how the ancient cult of Diana and its practices influenced the social structure of the Roman people. She takes on summer work under the supervision of a local history specialist, Professor Riccardo Benenati. She also adds to her knowledge by helping the well-respected archaeologist, Doctor Vincenzo Nerezza, who is working on a dig at the famous Temple of Diana on the northeastern shore of Lake Nemi. Elena discovers a secret tunnel under the Nemi cliffs, and a way back in time to its ancient sylvan woods. Between keeping in touch with her husband back home in the states, her work with the professor and archaeologist, and her visits with Diana’s ancient cult of priestesses, she is also trying to figure out who is stealing temple antiquities. She doesn’t know who she can trust, but she ends up learning much more than she ever expected.