Renee Roman grew up with three older brothers in Albany, New York, and spent hours reading or making up stories. Raised with a book in one hand and a dictionary in the other, she credits her mother for nurturing her craving for the written word. Her home is filled with the books she and her wife, Sue, try to find space for. Her second passion is cooking, and she enjoys entertaining friends and family as often as time allows. She even manages to give attention to their two frisky felines.