Mary Ann Vitale is a bilingual, Amazon Best Selling award-winning author of children's books. She is married and has three grown children. She loves spending quality time with her eight grandchildren, teaching them the wonderful traditions learned from her heritage. Mary Ann never dreamed of writing children's books. The language barrier was a challenge to her writing career. She was born in Sicily. As a young child, she always loved books, even though they were not available. At a young age, she moved to the U.S.A. She attended Cosmetology School and college. She is fluent in the Italian, Sicilian, and English languages. At the age of fifty, she wrote her first story for children. Urged by constant inspiration, she wrote many other stories and poems. One day, she woke up with the realization a writer was born! Mary Ann has always kept in close contact with her inner child. She taps in her Sicilian folklore to entertain and cultivate children and the child in all of us. Mary Ann wants to spread the joy of her books to many children all over the world.