About Maryann Philip

Author Mary Ann PhilipMaryann Philip (a nom de plume) graduated with honors in “Renaissance Studies” (a self-created interdepartmental major) from Stanford University in 1975, having spent part of her junior year at Stanford’s Florence campus, researching her honors thesis using original Italian texts in the Biblioteca Nazionale.

She then went to law school (U. Chicago ’78) and spent the next twenty-five years raising children and practicing law, with occasional time out to sing in small ensembles devoted to Renaissance music.

She now lives in California, and has recently retired from law practice to brush up on her Italian and devote herself to her family and favorite period in history: the Italian Renaissance.