I'm delighted to host Karen Cioffi and her daughter and writing partner, Robyn Feltman this week. Karen is an amazing lady who started the Virtual Book Tours group. We'll learn more about her sometimes trying experience later this week. Now here's Karen to tell you a little about herself.
Karen Cioffi and Robyn Feltman are advocates of education, reading and the environment. Two of their favorite sayings are:
“Nothing ventured, nothing gained”
“You must be the change you want to see in the world”
Karen Cioffi is a former accountant turned author and freelance writer. She has a number of articles in ezinearticles.com. Karen spends part of her day managing Virtual Book Tours, following up on emails, and writing. She also watches her 2 ½ year-old grandson two-three days a week. She is co-moderator of another yahoo group, Intense Writing which covers children’s stories from picture books to young adult. She is currently revising a chapter book, Walking Through Walls and working on a non-fiction article for children. In addition to this she and Robyn are working on another picture book and a science fiction middle grade short story. Karen plays a little piano and guitar and does art work for friends and family. She lives with her husband, Donald Ventrice, in New York City.
Robyn Feltman holds a master’s degree in Children’s Literature and is a fourth grade elementary public school teacher. She is an initiator of environmental and humanitarian projects in her school; one of the projects is the Oambassador Program. Robyn lives in New York City and will be finishing her Administration/Supervision degree in December 2008.