Jose L Recio, M.D., was born and raised in Spain, where he studied medicine and worked in neurosciences. He left Spain for California on an International Fellowship. In California, Dr. Recio specialized in psychiatry. While in practice, he published several papers in specialized journals. Over the last few years, however, he has developed an interest in creative writing. He has recently published a book of fiction: Transitions: Twenty-Four Bilingual Short Stories (Adelaide Books: New York & Lisbon). He writes both in Spanish and English. He and his wife currently live in Los Angeles.