Biography for Under the Tuscan Sun

Random House, Inc.

In addition to her Tuscany memoirs, Every Day in Tuscany and Bella Tuscany,FRANCES MAYES is the author of the travel memoir A Year in the World; the illustrated booksIn Tuscany and Bringing Tuscany Home; Swan, a novel; The Discovery of Poetry, a text for readers; five books of poetry; and most recently a southern memoir,Under Magnolia. She divides her time between homes in Italy and North Carolina. Visit France Mayes's blog at