|Birth||3 November 1974 (Carbonia, Province of Carbonia-Iglesias, Sardinia, Italy)|
Rita Carla Francesca Monticelli is an Italian science fiction and thriller author. Born in Carbonia in 1974, she has lived in Cagliari since 1993, where she works as a writer, as well as scientific and literary translator.
She has a Degree in Biological Sciences in 1998, has in the past served as a researcher, tutor and assistant professor of Ecology at the Department of Animal Biology and Ecology of the University of Cagliari. Since April 2013 she is an Italian Representative of the Mars Initiative.
She wrote and published a 4-book hard science fiction series set on Mars and titled "Deserto rosso" in Italian (published 2012-2013). She later translated it into English under the title Red Desert (published during 2014 and 2015). Deserto rosso omnibus published in December 2013. Thanks to this series, in 2014 she was awarded by Wired Italia as one of the 10 best Italian independent authors, was a guest at the Turin International Book Fair and at the Frankfurt Book Fair, and became a popular science fiction author in Italy.
She has also written two crime thrillers set in London, Il mentore and Sindrome, which are book 1 and 2 of the Detective Eric Shaw Trilogy; book 3 (Oltre il limite) will be out in 2017. Il mentore was translated as The Mentor in English and is an international bestseller (published by AmazonCrossing). The Mentor hit #1 on the Kindle Store in United States, UK, and Australia in October 2015, selling 200,000 copies in a matter of months.
She is a member of the International Thriller Writers Organization. This is an organization that only authors with at least one book published by a recognized publisher can join, in Monticelli's case her novel published by AmazonCrossing.
Her latest release in English is Kindred Intentions an action-packed British thriller with a romantic twist.
Since the 2015-2016 academic year Monticelli has been teaching a class about author-publishing at the University of Insubria. The next one will be held in the 2016-2017 academic year.
- Anjce, comic book by Miriam Blasich, preface by Rita Carla Francesca Monticelli, ISBN 9788897663072 ProGlo Edizioni (2012)
- Deserto rosso - Punto di non ritorno (2012)
- Deserto rosso - Abitanti di Marte (2012)
- Deserto rosso - Nemico invisibile (2013)
- Deserto rosso - Ritorno a casa (2013)
- Deserto rosso (Aurora Vol. 1) (4-book compilation of the whole series) (2013)
- L'isola di Gaia (Aurora Vol. 2) (2014)
- Per caso (2015)
- Ophir. Codice vivente (Aurora Vol. 3) (2016)
- Il mentore (Detective Eric Shaw 1) (2014)
- Affinità d'intenti (2015)
- Sindrome (Detective Eric Shaw 2) (2016)
- Red Desert - Point of No Return (2014)
- Red Desert - People of Mars (2014)
- Red Desert - Invisible Enemy (2015)
- Red Desert - Back Home (2015)
- The Mentor (2015)
- Kindred Intentions (2016)
Scientific publications and presentations (in Italian)
- Interventi di bonifica e condizioni ecologiche del Canale di Terramaini, Cottiglia M., Masala M. L., Monticelli R. C., Rendiconti Seminario della Facoltà di Scienze – Università degli Studi di Cagliari, 1999.
- Interventi di bonifica nello “stagno” di Sa Praja. Caratteristiche ecologiche, Cottiglia M., Masala M. L., Monticelli C., Righini W., Seminario della Facoltà di Scienze - Università degli Studi di Cagliari, 2000.
- Impatto ambientale da piscicoltura in gabbie galleggianti nella Baia di Figari (Corsica meridionale), Cottiglia M., De Miranda M. A., Loffredo F., Masala M. L., Pergent Martini C., Pergent G. e Monticelli C., Atti del Congresso “Environnement et Identité en Méditerranée” – DRE, Université de Corse (France), 2000.
- Arricchimento organico e meiofauna bentica in un ambiente marino costiero, M. Cottiglia, M.L. Masala e C. Monticelli, Rendiconti Seminario Facoltà di Scienze - Università di Cagliari, 2001.
- "Rita Carla Francesca Monticelli, Deserto Rosso". Tom's Hardware Italia (in Italian). Retrieved 2016-10-03.
- "Carla Monticelli, narratrice scienziata tra verosimiglianza e fantasia - Regione - la Nuova Sardegna". 2015-10-08. Retrieved 2016-10-03.
- "L'isola di Gaia: il futuro come non lo avete mai immaginato". Tom's Hardware Italia (in Italian). Retrieved 2016-10-03.
- "Umani alla conquista dello Spazio: saremo gli invasori". Tom's Hardware Italia (in Italian). Retrieved 2016-10-03.
- "la scrittrice - Tempo Libero - la Nuova Sardegna". la Nuova Sardegna. 2016-10-19. Retrieved 2016-10-20.
- "Tornate nel Deserto Rosso di Marte, e attenti all'AI!". Tom's Hardware (in Italian). Retrieved 2016-12-06.
- "Arriva "Sindrome" il seguito de "Il mentore" - Tempo Libero - la Nuova Sardegna". 2016-05-24. Retrieved 2016-10-03.