Giuliana was born in Siena, Italy. At the age of 4 her father gave her a box of markers. She immediately began to doodle stories on the house walls, after a few weeks of repainting they finally gave her paper as well. She has not stopped writing since. She calls home Whidbey Island where she settled in 2001 after globetrotting teaching Italian in exotic places as far as Japan.
She holds a Classic Italian Literature and Philosophy degree with a minor in English still laced with a Chianti-infused accent. She speaks fluent Spanish, has forgotten most of her French and holds tightly to her Japanese, mostly by eating sushi every chance she gets.
She shares a yellow cottage on the island with her husband, an unstoppable toddler, 3 cats, a vegetable garden and a fig tree named Federico.
Every residual free minute of her life is spent working on Book Two and catching up on much-needed sleep.