About me

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The Italian poet Alda Merini wrote: “I like people who know how to listen to the wind on their skin, feel the smells of things, capture their soul. Those who have their flesh in contact with the flesh of the world. Because in them there is truth, there is sweetness, there is sensitivity, there is still love”.

These words were written by Alda Merini, but I could have said them too because they completely reflect me.

Do we want to know each other more?

My name is Maria Amata Di Lorenzo and I like to call myself a “gardener of the soul”.

My passions since I was a child have been psychology and the stars and mysteries enclosed in the afterlife because I felt very early inside me the deep desire to go beyond the superficial veil of things and to understand life in all its mysterious complexity.

Writer of books published in nine languages and of texts for radio, cinema and theater, I have worked for over twenty years as a journalist and as an author and editorial consultant and I have directed creative writing courses.

Graduated in Modern Literature, after having studied at the School of Journalism in Urbino, I specialized in Marketing and Communication and subsequently deepened the field of the so-called “helping relationship”, studying psychology and counseling, natural medicine, psychobiology and psychosomatic, art therapy and creative writing.

As an author, I love to create stories to be told with words and images. My stories tell deep feelings, which mirror my soul and raise questions about the mystery of life and love.

In 2021, I published in English  Rosario Livatino – Justice Requires Love.

Have you read any of my books?

I call them “the works of my heart” because they are books that are born from my soul.


Writing has an important place in my life. I wrote novels and stories for the theater and the cinema. I have also written essays and poems. And I was very young when I published my first book, it was a collection of verses, which had wonderful reviews and got the precious encouragement of Gesualdo Bufalino, which was very important.

My texts so far have been translated into many languages: English, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Polish, Turkish, Czech and Slovenian.

I cultivate my literary vocation as an interior search, as an ethical and spiritual dimension, linked to the deepest instances of my soul and not to the commercial logic of the publishing world.

What does it mean to write for me?

For me, writing is the time of maximum freedom, it is pure happiness. This is my natural dimension, in which I feel totally in tune with myself and with the world.

Our whole life is a journey to ourselves, writing for me is the way back.


Amata for you is my website and “The place of sensitive souls” is my blog, my digital home.

A place to narrate oneself and meet with others, where to share emotions, fears, dreams. A personal writing and self-knowledge laboratory, which I imagine as a comfortable and light-filled place, like a well-lit and warm corner of the house…

My blog is currently available on the web in Italian, English, French, and Spanish.

I’m on Facebook, and you can also find me on YouTube with my video channel in English; I’m also on LinkedIn, on Instagram, on Pinterest, and on Twitter.

In order to give your soul spaces for reflection and beauty, I opened my blog: “The place of sensitive souls”. I opened this place on the web to build bridges of friendship, and for this reason, I also wanted to create my newsletter: it will accompany you along the path – beautiful and difficult – of life with small seeds of happiness, advice, news, thoughts at the tip of the pen.



You entered my world and you no longer want to leave it, because you are a sensitive person and you have understood that somehow you have come to the right place.

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