Sofia Tate, who grew up in Maplewood, New Jersey, in a bilingual household, was a shy, decent kid who went to Catholic school and never misbehaved. She is now a published author of contemporary erotica. She earned a degree in International Studies and a minor in Italian from Marymount College in Tarrytown, New York. She also has a MATESOL and an MFA in Creative Writing from Adelphi University. She's spent time in both London and Prague. Sofia, a former New York City resident, now resides in the Hudson Valley of New York.