Gioia Diliberto is a journalist, biographer and novelist, the author of two novels and four biographies. Her books, which center on the lives of women, combine rich story telling with deep research to bring alive worlds as varied as Jazz Age Paris and nineteenth century Chicago to Belle Epoque Paris and disco era Manhattan. Gioia has been a contributor to many publications, from The New York Times and The Chicago Tribune, to Smithsonian and Vanity Fair. Her work has been translated into several languages. Gioia is also a visiting lecturer in writing at the Savannah College of Art and Design and DePaul University. She is the mother of a grown son and lives with her husband in Chicago, where she is at work on her seventh book.