About the author
Frances Mayes is the author of four books about Tuscany. The now-classic Under The Tuscan Sun - which was a New York Times bestseller for more than two and a half years and became a Touchstone movie starring Diane Lane - was followed by Bella Tuscany and two illustrated books, In Tuscany and Bringing Tuscany Home. Mayes is also the author of the novel Swan, six books of poetry, The Discovery of Poetry and A Year In The World. She lives in Cortona, Italy, and the San Francisco Bay Area.