Nina Romano earned an MA from Adelphi University and an MFA in creative writing from Florida International University. She is the author of four poetry collections: "Cooking Lessons from Rock Press", which was submitted for the Pulitzer Prize; "Coffeehouse Meditations" from Kitsune Books; "She Wouldn’t Sing at My Wedding" from Bridle Path Press; and "Faraway Confections" from Aldrich Press. Romano has published two poetry chapbooks: "Prayer in a Summer of Grace" and "Time’s Mirrored Illusion", both from Flutter Press. She has been nominated twice for the Pushcart Prize. She co-authored "Writing in a Changing World". Her debut short story collection, "The Other Side of the Gates", has recently been published by Bridle Path Press. Visit her at www.ninaromano.com.