Author Nina Romano is a prolific and wonderful storyteller.  She has traveled extensively and lived in Italy for twenty years.  She also happens to be a loving, sweet lady and a fantastic cook!

Nina has brought her observations from the coffee shops she visits, along with deeper poems of the heart, to her new collection Coffeehouse Meditations, now available from Kitsune Books.  Author John Dufresne (Florida Power and Light) says: “Reading Coffeehouse Meditations is a joy and an exhilaration. This is work that matters.”

Nina is a member of the Screw Iowa Writers Group, of which Auntie M is also a proud member, and I can attest to the high quality of these poems.  There is something for everyone, from her intense imagery to her exotic use of language. Nina’s poems make you think, bring you places, tell their truths, and leave you wanting more. This is Nina’s second book of poetry and she’s already working on the third.  Her first book ,Cooking Lessons (, where Nina’s love of food will take you on a whirlwind of Italian life, food and language. As Campbell McGrath said about Cooking Lessons: “…read this book right now, experience it all, and thank Nina Romano for creating a poetic banquet rich enough to feed a tonof hungry readers.”

Auntie M is going to give away a free copy of Coffeehouse Meditations to one lucky random winner between now and next Friday, so leave a comment and tell me why you want to be in the drawing!