This site is written and administered by Tanya Jones who lives in Enniskillen in Northern Ireland (as an English blow-in) with some of her family (her eldest son wanders the world playing chess while the second does musical, poetic and funny things in Belfast, leaving only the third (according to the fairy tales, the one who will restore the family fortunes) still at home counting beans) a dog (see www.terrierdiary.com ) several bikes and no car.  She is the author of several books, including the Ophelia series of comic novels, Girotondo, a mystery novel set in Lucca where the family lived a few years ago and Summer 17 which is now available in Kindle format. Her most recent book, the dark comedy Fracking Up is now out in paperback and Kindle. As well as writing, Tanya runs an online bookshop at Crystal Bard Books which includes a wide range of Italian language books and her Pen & Inkblog about books and writing .