Rosina Lippi was born on January 14, 1956 in Chicago, Illinois. She has lived for long periods in the Austrian alps, on the East coast (where she earned a PhD in linguistics from Princeton) and Michigan. After twelve years as a tenured professor --getting up early and staying up late to write fiction-- she took heart in hand and left academia. These days she writes full time from her home on Puget Sound, where she lives with her husband (the Mathematician), their daughter (the Girlchild), Tuck and Bunny (the puppy boys) and the Girlchld's two cats. She divides her time between her next novel, family, friends, television and textile arts.