About the Author
Mona-Lia Ventress is a composer/sound designer and co-founder of the online music distribution company Partners In Rhyme. She has been writing full time for the past five years as well as composing music and recording sound effects. Born in Hollywood, California, Mona-Lia Ventress was educated in Florence, Italy, and began writing in boarding school at the age of 11, trying to combat what she remembers as an intense period of isolation. She received a B.A. in English from Immaculate Heart College and soon began contributing articles to the Los Angeles Weekly and other literary outlets. She is an accomplished musician as well as a writer and was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Composition in 1992. As of January 2nd, 2008 Mona-Lia has been living in Barcelona, Spain and focusing on completing her second non fiction.