Adriana Renescu is the author of the historical and politically charged novel The Wolves of Pavlava, published independently in 2010. Her next novel, The Death of Rafael, is expected for release early 2012. She has a B.S. in engineering from UCLA and a M.S. in environmental sciences from Loyola Marymount. Born in Romania and having grown up and resided in Rome, New York and Los Angeles, she brings to her novels her European roots and American experience to create stories of the human condition against the background of contemporary historical and political events.