About the Author
Even as a child Renee Matteo would craft stories and poems for her family. Every special occasion, wedding, birth or anniversary became a new poem. When she lost her mom at six years old, it was just the first of many setbacks that she learned from and had to recover from. Her passion to connect through her words led her to a degree in communications from Kent State University where she graduated a semester early. Since writing had always been her passion, Renee hoped that she could express the heartaches, successes and exhilarations she’d lived herself and heard from others in stories that would touch those who would read them. Renee resides in the suburbs of Cleveland, OH with her eight year old daughter Reilly where she is an active part of the school and her community. Her most important volunteer work can be found at www.ritamatteo.org, a non-profit foundation started by her family to award scholarships to students of their community who share the same spirit for volunteerism as her mother.