My husband says I'm an enigma. He knew me a long time before he realized I'd met and interviewed and written about famous people. He says I'm low profile with strangers, not so much with people I know and love. I've been a managing editor of newspapers and magazines, won awards as a journalist, was a medical office manager, creator of a non-profit that teaches cultural competency, reader of plausible science fiction, mother, grandmother, and wife. I began a small publishing company and published for several authors, including myself, and I'm now developing soap in the tradition of Italia (and my Sicilian heritage). I've worked with porcelains to create creatures (bugs, snakes, etc; Palissy style) and I've created mosaics on anything I could find with a flat surface. I've written six novels and one auto-biography. Other than that, I haven't done much. Check out my Etsy soap store at sophiassaponata.etsy.com.