Linda Rice Lorenzetti is the Editorial Director of The Image Expedition and an experienced writer with a diversity of publications to her credit.

She is the author of The Birth of Coffee (Random House), a former correspondent for the Tea and Coffee Trade Journal and a current correspondent for Candy Industry magazine. She was also a contributing writer for an anthology entitled The Adventure of Food, published in November 1999 published by O'Reilly Press.

Linda authored, Introduction to the Internet, an in-depth manual to explain its function and use when few people understood the technology. She also wrote a regular column for On the Internet magazine. She is currently working on her next book - The Birth of Chocolate.

Linda holds a degree in Human Resource Management and a certificate in Women's Studies, but her special interests are indigenous crafts, trade beads -- and, of course, coffee and chocolate. She lives in Austin, Texas and Three Forks, Montana.