CAROLYN QUINN grew up in Roselle and Scotch Plains, NJ, a member of an outrageous and rollicking extended family. She became interested in theatrical history at the age of twelve after participating in a theater arts workshop and later obtained a B.A. in English and Theater/Media from Kean University. She particularly loves the songs and styles of the 1920s. Carolyn wrote "MAMA ROSE'S TURN: The True Story of America's Most Notorious Stage Mother" after extensively researching the life of Rose Thompson Hovick, whose colorful and unorthodox parenting style inspired the musical Gypsy. She is Co-Editor of The Ziegfeld Times for The Ziegfeld Society. Carolyn lives in New York City and can be contacted through her website, www.carolynquinn.net. Find her also on www.carolynquinn.artistwebsites.com, on Twitter at www.twitter.com/sequinrosette, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/carolynquinnauthor. "MAMA ROSE'S TURN" is her first book, and she has another in the works.