An Australian-American, Lotetta Goldberg earned a BA in English Literature, Musicology and History at the University of Melbourne, Australia. After teaching English Literature at the Department of English for a year she came to the USA on a Fulbright scholarship to study piano with Claudio Arrau. Her discography consists of nine commercial recordings, now in over seven hundred libraries. Loretta was lucky to premier an unknown work by Franz Liszt on an EMI HMV (Australian Division) album, and her edition of the score for G. Schirmer is in its third edition. Concurrently, she built a financial services practice, which she then sold recently to focus on her writing. Her published non-fiction pieces consist of articles on financial planning, arts reviews and political satire. Loretta earned an MA (music performance) from Hunter College, New York; and a Chartered Life Underwriter degree from the American College, Pennsylvania. She is an active member of the Historical Novel Society, New York Chapter, and started and runs their published writer public reading series at the landmark Jefferson Market Library.