Simona Carini was born in Perugia, in the green heart of Italy. A graduate of the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Milan and of Mills College, Oakland, she lives in Northern California with her husband and works as an academic researcher in Medical Information Science.

Her poetry, flash nonfiction and memoir have appeared in: Postcard Poems & Prose, Star 82 Review, three anthologies edited and published by Redwood Writers (a branch of the California Writers’ Club), and the CWC Literary Review. Her food writing has appeared in: the North Coast Journal, Remedy Quarterly and Edible East Bay. Her essay “Fresh dry beans: an edible oxymoron,” published in Remedy Quarterly, won second place in the 2016 Association Of Food Journalists Awards, Best Non-Newspaper Food Feature category.

Simona is an avid Instagrammer, a passionate cook and a lover of the outdoors. She currently serves as Web Editor for the San Francisco chapter of the Women’s National Book Association. Her website is www.simonacarini.com