“A room without books is like a body without a soul”.





A native New Yorker and a Texas transplant, she loves learning about her new State and enjoys melding the cultures and characteristics of two cities, New York and Austin, where she and her husband now live,  under the watchful and loving direction of their cat, Miss Millie.

Ms. Paino is an active member of the Writers’ League of Texas, Sisters in Crime, Heart of Texas Chapter, and Austin Mystery Writers. She is an alumnus of the Austin’s Citizen’s Police Academy.