ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTOR
Elena Patarini Slawinski was born in Genoa, Italy. She studied Ancient Greek and Latin and graduated with a MSc in Architecture and Planning. She moved to New York in 2002, learned English, and had a successful career as Urban Planner. In 2009 she met her dashing husband-to-be, Michael, and they came to the island of Newfoundland where Elena ceased being an Urban Planner. After turning a Baby Grand Piano into a Grand Desk–hoping to convert words into music and music into words–she started to write. In English.