Criscenzo del Rio is
an accomplished freelance writer, illustrator
and designer. Her articles and essays
have appeared in numerous publications.
As a teenager, working after school running
a mimeograph machine, printer's ink "got in her blood" and
her love affair with the printed word
has burned intensely ever since. Though
varied, her career path has always been
influenced by the potential for sharing
her ideas through print.
Beginning as a technical illustrator, she went on to study advertising and marketing and landed a position at Linotype in 1984 as marketing communications manager. She was part of the visionary team that introduced the first digital imagesetter - a device that allowed a personal computer to set typethus ushering in the desktop revolution, perhaps the greatest innovation in spreading ideas since the invention of the printing press...until now.
Again, Jeeni was at the forefront of a communication revolution, creating Web sites, sharing her ideas with newsgroups, and continuing her research on her favorite subject, the ancient Maya civilization, via the Internet.
of Mirrors is Jeeni's first published novel. In 2004 she
traveled the country in an RV, writing a daily
blog, CPR4Democracy, about the anti-war movement,
the 2004 presidential election and people who
would become leaders in the progressive movement.
In 2006 she ran for Congress as the Democratic
candidate in California's 49th CD.
Today, Jeeni Criscenzo
del Rio lives
in California and is dedicated to educating
and organizing communities to live in a more
cooperative, sustainable way. Learn more at