Linda Mata is a freelance writer and holds a Masters Degree from the
University of Oklahoma. She is also the author of Roads and Reminiscences
and co-author, with her daughter, of the book Upon the Stars. She was
featured in Who’s Who in American Women 2004.
Christiana Guarino was a Teen-age high school student when the fi rst
edition of this book was written in 2006. She has received numerous
awards for her short stories and poetry. These include 2 local Youth
diversity awards, inclusion in Who’s Who in Poetry in 2005 and recipient
of The Creative Commemoration Award in the fall of 2004. She continues
to write and is currently a university student.