Rosina Lippi left academia in 2000 and has been writing full time ever since. She has three publishing personas: the Rosina Lippi who wrote Homestead, Tied to the Tracks, and The Pajama Girls of Lambert Square; Rosina Lippi-Green who has a lot of academic publications to her credit; and probably best known, her Sara Donati persona. Sara is responsible for what is generally referred to as The Wilderness Novels, a six volume series of historicals set on the New-York frontier between 1792 and 1824.
While historical fiction is her first and abiding love, Rosina also really likes writing contemporary novels, though they don’t fit into any particular genre and thereby stump the marketing and advertising people. Laura Vivanco of Teach Me Tonight has called her two most recent novels contemporary romantic emotional-mystery fiction. Rosina-the-former-academic likes all the syllables. The other Rosina bristles at the need for genre labels.
Rosina was born and raised in Chicago and has now settled down with the Mathematician in the Pacific Northwest, on a hillside between the San Juan Islands and the Cascade Mountains. They are recent empty-nesters, still trying to adjust.
Rosina keeps a weblog at http://rosinalippi.com/weblog.