Nina Romano earned a BS from Ithaca College, an MA from Adelphi University and an BA and an MFA in Creative Writing from Florida International University. She lived in Rome, Italy, for twenty years where many of her poems and stories are set. Romano is fluent in Italian and Spanish. She has taught English and Literature as an adjunct professor at St. Thomas University. She is a lover of history and a world traveler, and has visted these countries in the last two years: China, Cuba, Brazil and the Amazon River, Poland, Japan, Argentina, the Falklands, Antartica, Chile and Peru.
Romano has been twice nominated for the Pushcart Prize in Poetry. She has co-authored Writing in a Changing World.
Nina Romano has published three novels in the Wayfarer Trilogy with Turner Publishing. The novels of the series are: The Secret Language of Women, set in china during the Boxer Rebellion, is a finalist in Foreword Reviews and winner of Independent Publisher's 2016 Ippy Gold Medal Award; Lemon Blossoms, set un Sicily is a finalist in Foreward Reviews; and In America, set in Depression Era NY and recently presented at the 2016 Miami Book Fair International, is a finalist in the 2016 Chanticleer Review's Chatelaine Book Awards in the Romance category.
Romano has presented several times at the Miami Book Fair International with her poetry collections which include: Cooking Lessons from Rock Press, submitted for a Pulitzer Prize, Coffeehouse Meditations from Kitsune Books, She Wouldn’t Sing at My Wedding from Bridle Path Press, Faraway Confections, from Aldrich Press, and Westward: Guided by Starfalls and Moonbows. She has also published two poetry chapbooks: Prayer in a Summer of Grace and Time’s Mirrored Illusion, both from Flutter Press, and a debut short story collection, The Other Side of the Gates, from Bridle Path Press.
More about the author here: www.ninaromano.com.