Alice Alfonsi was born and raised in a steel town outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After graduating with high honors from Carnegie-Mellon University, she piled her English degree and secondhand furniture into a battered station wagon and headed for the bright lights of New York City. Alice's writing awards and early journalism experience won her a cub reporter's spot at The New York Times. After publishing a number of articles, she moved into editing and writing books. Alice has a special affection for romance publishing, an industry she calls "truly feminist" since its fiction is primarily written, edited and read by women. From Romantic Times.