Charlotte Hopkins is a freelance writer from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Her writing has been published in a variety of newspapers, magazines and websites. She was published in two books in the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, along with the Shadows & Light Anthology and Authors for Haiti. She wrote feature pieces for Newscastic.com, highlighting life and times of Pittsburgh. Her first book, “Everything You Wanted to Know About the Heroes in Blue,” was released in January 2012. Her article, 5 More Minutes, was a tribute to lives lost on September 11th. In 2005, it was read in a military service for soldiers and their families. She released the first three books in her “365 Days” book series. They are titled: 365 Days of Writing Fiction 365 Days of Writing Nonfiction 365 Days of Family Fun She is currently a reporter for the South Hills Messenger Newspaper and the Mon Valley Independent. Her article “5 More Minutes,” which is a reflection of September 11th was read in a service for troops preparing to leave for Iraq. Through her company, Shooting Stars Literary Services, she assisted writers in publishing, editing, ghost writing and in PR. Her company also serves as a Literary Agency and helped numerous writers to obtain a publishing contract. Along with her writing, Charlotte was a Preschool Teacher and Activity Coordinator for more than 10 years. The work she is most proud of is being a mother of two up-and-coming authors.