S. R. Piccoli (the initials stand for Samuele Roberto), aka Rob, has been a High school teacher almost all his working life. Now that he is retired, he can finally spend more time doing what he loves most: writing. He attended the University of Rome, School of Political Science, but graduated in Philosophy from the University of Venice in 1975. He also studied English at San Francisco State University in 1980. He lives in the Venice area with his wife, Clara, his daughter, Benedetta, and their dog, Lady, a golden retriever that swims like a fish and is crazy about tennis balls.