A Jersey girl born and bred, national bestselling author Rosie Genova left her heart at the shore, which serves as the setting for much of her work. Her series for Penguin, the Italian Kitchen Mysteries, is informed by her appreciation for good food, her pride in her heritage, and her love of classic mysteries, from Nancy Drew to Miss Marple. The first book in the series, Murder and Marinara, was voted a Best Cozy of 2013 by Suspense Magazine and was a finalist for a 2014 Daphne Award. A former journalist and English teacher, Rosie also writes women's fiction as Rosemary DiBattista.
The proud mother of three grown sons, Rosie still lives in her home state with her husband and a charming mutt named Lucy.