R. ANN SIRACUSA is a California girl (you have to guess what the R. stands for) involved in many activities, but her two favorite are traveling the world and writing fiction. This talented author combines those passions into novels which transport readers to exotic settings, immerse them in romance, intrigue, and foreign cultures.
After receiving a degree in Architecture from UC Berkeley, she traveled to Italy. There she worked in Rome for an Italian architecture and urban planning firm and married the Sicilian policeman she met at the Fountain of Love. When she and her husband returned to the United States, they settled down to career and family; but the travel bug never left her. While working for thirty-seven years in her chosen career, she made time to travel and began to write fiction that incorporated many of her experiences and observations.
Today, she is retired, lives in San Diego, California, and writes full time (which is as many hours as an Italian husband, three grown children, eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren will allow on any given day). Her first novel (a Mafia thriller) was published in 2008. Since then nine additional works have been published.