Brenda Iovino lives with her horses, dogs and cats about 27 miles west of Taos, NM in Tres Piedras which has a post office and a closed gas station to its credit. She hails from Manhattan and goes back frequently for her big city 'cultural fixes'.
The beauty and quietness of the mountains of Northern New Mexico allows her the atmosphere in which to write and where her memories began to flow for her novel, 'The Shadow of You'.
She has a daughter, Kryssandra who lives in Paris. "I've always believed that through art we all learn to feel, experience and cherish what it means to be alive. When I'm writing, I know that the characters I've given life to, have a mind of their own, if, I will only listen. An example is Allie from 'Talk to the Hand'. She refused to allow me to give her an ending that she could not live with. There have been four different endings for her and she insisted on the final one. Getting inside of a character's head for me is a glorious time. When I'm done with a play, I miss them (characters) at times. I have no choice but to create and my dream is to share my fictional children and their mysteries with as many people as I can."