"The pen name, Antonia Harris, was chosen to honor my mother and my best friend, who hates his middle name. I use it because I have some things to say, and the subject matters tackled are hard. Plus, I feel much freer when allowed to use another voice. Antonia is snarky in the extreme. She’s brash, bold, honest, funny, provocative, passionate, yet compassionate and sensitive. Antonia strives to tell the story truthfully, without too much offense, but she isn’t shy about letting the chips fly where they may."