Nina-Romano-Headshot-2014Nina Romano earned an M.A. from Adelphi University and an 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.

 The Wayfarer Trilogy has been published by Turner Publishing.   The Secret Language of Women, Book #1 of the trilogy, was published  September 29, 2015, and won a gold medal in the Independent Publisher’s 2016 IPPY Book Awards.
Lemon Blossoms, Book #2 of the saga was published on February 16, 2016
In America, Book #3  released on July 19, 2016.

Nina is a member of the Screw Iowa! writers group, which convenes yearly to critque and comment on complete manuscripts.