Angela’s insatiable appetite for literature has always been a way for her to escape reality and imagine different lives for herself. She says the dream of writing an inspiring novel that might encourage women to make peace with their past and live in the moment saw her through one of the most profound experiences of her life: co-authoring 'Iris & Lily' with her sister Julie.” Julie started writing at 12 years old, keeping a journal to record the thoughts and feelings that always seemed to be gushing out of her - from her frustrations with being at the bottom of the hierarchy in her large and overbearing family to the confusion and exhilarating experience of first love. Not only has co-authoring "Iris & Lily" with her sister Angela given her a hearty outlet for her passion for writing, but Julie says that sharing her story has also given meaning to her own pain and challenges. In addition to being co-author of the Iris & Lily novel series, Julie is the vocalist on the "Songs of Iris & Lily" music CD. To learn more about Angela and Julie Scipioni and their work, please follow @irisandlilythenovel on Facebook & Instagram, and @irisandlily on Twitter.