Lina Simoni was born in Genoa, Italy and moved to the US in 1988. Trained at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Evanston Art Center, she showed her paintings and photographs in galleries in the Midwest, Northeast, Florida, and the South of France. On the literary front, she is the author of two novels, "The House of Serenades" and award-winning "The Scent of Rosa's Oil" (published also Germany and Greece.) She is also the author of "Sofia's Rainbow", a children's book that is a charity for children's literacy programs and animal shelters. At the moment she is working on her third novel, "The Cabinet's Spell." She lives in Sedona, AZ with her three "children", Cocker Spaniels Biscuit, Simon, and Matisse. See photos below.