Penelope Green was born in Sydney and worked as a print journalist around Australia for a decade before moving to Rome in 2002. Her first book' WHEN IN ROME' recounts her early experiences in the Eternal City. In 2005 she moved to Naples to work for ANSAmed' a Mediterranean news service. She found an apartment in the citys colourful Spanish Quarter' worked hard at mastering the Neapolitan dialect' and writing her second travel memoir' SEE NAPLES AND DIE. GIRL BY SEA completes Penny's Italian experience as she moves to the idyllic island of Procida' across the bay from Capri' with her Italian partner' Alfonso. The couple have now returned to Australia' where they are making a new life for themselves back in the Southern hemisphere.