Eugenio Michael Albano uses the pen name of E. M. Albano for his novels of fiction because he believes that not all individuals are willing to accept the fact that male writers are capable of writing from a women's perspective. The author is one of seven children, and the first boy following five sisters. He was born and raised in Philipsburg, Pennsylvania, just a short distance from his alma mater, the Pennsylvania State University. He is a former Arthur Murray dance instructor and served in the US Army in France during the early '60s. He earned his Bachelor and Master Degrees in Humanities subsequent to his 12 year marriage and during his 42 year career in real estate. He has taught English Composition and Creative Writing courses at three different community colleges.This is his sixth publication and represents his first and fifth novels—the first being the original story of the young widow, Andrea, and the fifth being the sequel. The two novels contained within represent Parts I and III of a trilogy which includes a companion novel, “Martin’s Story.”The author travels extensively and does most of his creative writing while occupying a modest studio in Paris. He considers both Paris and Perugia, Italy his 'homes away from home." He currently resides in Harrisburg, PA.