Nina-Romano-Headshot-2014Nina Romano earned B.S. from Ithaca College,  an M.A. from Adelphi University and a B.A. and an n M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Florida International University.

She is a world traveler and lover of history, who  lived in Rome, Italy, for twenty years, and is fluent in Italian and Spanish.

She is the author of five poetry collections: Cooking Lessons from Rock Press, 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.  Her latest poetry collection, Westward: Guided by Starfalls and Moonbows,  has recntly been published from LLC Red Dashboard. 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 been published from Bridle Path Press.

After residing twenty years in Italy, she settled in southern Florida where she was an adjunct professor at St. Thomas University in Miami Gardens, FL.

Nina Romano has facilitated writing workshops at writing conferences, and has given readings, signings and presentations at Books & Books in Coral Gables, Murder on the Beach, Delray Beach. Nina has made several guest appearances at the Miami Book Fair International, including 2015 with her debut novel, The Secret Language of Women and the last book of the Wayfarer Trilogy, In America in 2016.

Her short fiction, memoir, reviews and poetry appear in Collier’s, The Rome Daily American, The Chrysalis Reader, Gulf Stream Magazine, Grain, Voices in Italian Americana, Whiskey Island, Vox, Chiron Review, The Salt Lake City Weekly, Rough Writer’s Ink, Mangrove Review, Irrepressible Appetites, Roads Literary Magazine, Night Train, A Little Poetry, ExPatLit, GULFSTREAM!NG, Grey Sparrow Journal, The Northville Review, The Bosphorous Art Project Quarterly, Strong Verse, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Writers Ink, Lung Poetry Journal, The Poetry of Marriage Anthology, Tinfoildresses, Windmills, Perceptions,  Southern Women’s Review, Driftwood. Poetry Salzburg Review, Wilderness House Literary Review, Crannóg Magazine, Cherry Blossom Review, The Greensilk Journal, Writersnewsweekly,  Heart Beats Anthology, River Poets Jorunal, Cherry Blossoms Review, Nuturing Paws, Whisperings, Big River Poetry Review, Cowboy Poetry Press, Author’s Voice (SFWA), Red Poppy Review, Möbius: the Poetry Magazine, The Sand Canyon Review, The Blue Hour Magazine, The Hobo Code Poetry and Art Project, the Amelia Earhart Poetry Project, The Autumn Sound, Hermes Poetry Journal, Flutter Poetry Journal, The Poetry and Legends of Sea Glass, The Broadkill Review and Voices of Israel Anthology.

Excerpts from her novel-in-progress, The Secret Language of Women, appear in Dimsum: Asia’s Literary Journal, Southern Women’s Review and Driftwood.

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.

She has published a short story collection, The Other Side of the Gates, from Bridle Path Press, and co-authored  Writing in a Changing World, published with the same press.

She has been twice nominated for the Pushcart Prize in Poetry. 

Nina Romano is the author of the Wayfarer Trilogy from Turner Publishing: The Secret Language of Women, Book #1, Finalist Foreword INDIES Reviews, and Independent Publishers Gold Medal IPPY Winner; Lemon Blossoms, Book #2, Finalist Foreword INDIES Reviews; and In America , Book #3,  Finalist Chanticleer Media.