Reina Lisa Menasche, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, calls her first love writing fiction, though she fulfills many other artistic and professional roles. She is host of East County Magazine’s radio show (BOOKSHELF) on KNSJ FM radio in San Diego, California. She is also a teacher, playwright, and actress. Her work, including novels Twice Begun and Silent Bird, has been honored in the San Diego Book and Writing Awards and by organizations such as the San Diego Writers and Editors Guild and the Southern California Writers’ Conference. Her website may be found at reinamenasche@com.