Piera Sarasini was born in Brescia, Italy and moved to the UK in 1987. She has lived in London, Edinburgh and Belfast. Educated at the Chartered Institute of Linguists, London, and the Queen’s University, Belfast, Piera holds a Degree and Post Graduate Studies in Linguistics, Social Anthropology and Ethnomusicology. She moved to Ireland in 2000 and currently lives in Dublin. For the past 20 years she has been working as a Chartered linguist, in-company Italian language instructor, professional literary and medical translator and Goddess Sessions Facilitator. She has lectured in anthropology, ethnomusicology and visual studies at Queen’s University, Belfast, and NUI Maynooth and DBS in Dublin. She is currently writing her second novel (working title: Earth Dreams on Love Street).