FIU MFA alumna Nina Romano’s The Secret Language of Women, a historical novel set against the background of the Boxer Rebellion, has recently been published by Turner Publishing. The first of the Wayfarer Trilogy, the novel will be followed by Lemon Blossoms, set in mob-era Sicily, and In America, which moves to in Brooklyn during the Great Depression.
Among Romano’s earlier works are the poetry chapbooks Prayer in a Summer of Grace and Time’s Mirrored Illusion (both, Flutter Press) and Faraway Confections, a full-length collection from Aldrich Press. You can read more about these and other projects at Romano’s website. She will be reading from and discussing her book at Murder on the Beach bookstore in Delray Beach along with author D.J. Niko on Nov. 13 at 7 PM, at Miami Book Fair International’s Festival of Authors, Sat. Nov. 21st at 2 PM, and at Books & Books in Coral Gables on December 11th at 6 PM.