Nina Romano earned an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Florida International University She authored a short story collection, The Other Side of the Gates, five poetry collections and two poetry chapbooks. Her most recent poetry collection, Westward: Guided by Starfalls and Moonbows, won a 2016 Independent Publisher Book Award. Book #1 of her historical Wayfarer Trilogy, The Secret Language of Women, was a Foreword Reviews Indie-Fab Book Award Finalist. The novel won the Independent Publisher 2016 IPPY Gold Medal in the historical/romance Book Awards. In America (Wayfarer Trilogy #3) (Turner) follows the story of Marcella, the daughter of the characters at the center of Romano s continent-spanning saga, as she comes of age in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, in the late 1920s. In the trilogy’s heartwarming conclusion, Marcella must learn to balance new friendships, promising suitors, and life as a modern working girl with the expectations of her tradition-bound family, all against the backdrop of a looming economic depression and a changing world.