About Karen Malena, author of the "Son of Mine" & "My Mother's Kitchen" series :
Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Karen Malena and the most unexpected thing happened on the way to this journey called life. I fulfilled a life-long dream of becoming an author!
I grew up in a close, Italian family in Western, Pennsylvania. The oldest of two children, I have a brother fourteen years younger than me. Our family was loud and fun, passionate and a little bit crazy. It was through my wonderful family, I would learn creativity, compassion, and the love of God.
I have worked in the dental field for over thirty years, staying as long as twenty seven years at the same job. I have a sincere love of people and a work ethic which has given me the ability to help others. I love what I do, meeting people, hearing their stories, and alleviating their fears before their dental procedures.
About Carol Howell, author of "If My Body Is a Temple Why Am I Eating Donuts":
Carol Howell is a work in progress. She has experienced the amazing pleasure of losing 100 pounds and learning how to live as a totally new person. This experience led her to write a book telling of the journey.
Carol is a Certified Dementia Specialist and an Endorsed Music Therapy Coach. She works with families traveling the journey of dementia to help them gain information about the disease and to allow them to experience HOPE throughout the process. Through her work as a Music Therapy Coach, she brings music and rhythm to the lives of individuals who are experiencing the devastation of dementia.