About the Authors
Lisa and Gina Nardini are sisters who were born on an island called Okinawa, but spent most of their childhood in the Ozarks. They have four older brothers and one younger sister. Big Family!
Lisa was always an avid reader. She chose a reading class as an elective over art in middle school. (Don't tell Gina!) Her favorite books growing up were: "The Wolves of Willoughby Chase" by Joan Aiken, "Where The Red Fern Grows" by Wilson Rawls and all the books by Norma Klein and Judy Blume. Lisa lives in a small coastal town in Florida and enjoys kayaking in the Everglades. When Lisa is not writing, she is a flight attendant traveling all over the globe. So be sure to look for her on your next flight!
Gina likes to read, write and draw. In fact, she created the cover and all the illustrations for "The Underwear Dare", using her married name, Gina Christoffel. As a child, her favorite books were: "Where The Red Fern Grows" and "The Summer of The Monkeys" by Wilson Rawls and all the books by Laura Ingalls Wilder. She loves dogs, especially beagles. When Gina is not writing, she is teaching visual arts at an elementary school. She lives in a small town in the heart of North Carolina.
Although the two sisters live in different states, they still make time to write together. While growing up in the Ozarks, they shared a bedroom. According to Gina, Lisa got all the good wall space and shelves! "The Underwear Dare" is their first novel. The second book in The Underwear Dare Series is called "Zoo'd". It features the same cast of characters as they venture into sixth grade. The third book in The Underwear Dare Series is called Camp-Off! This book is about Josh, Eddie and their friends at summer camp. The Nardini Sisters are currently working on the fourth book in the series. It will be available in the spring of 2015. Please visit their website: www.nardinisisters.com
Besides The Underwear Dare series, The Nardini Sisters have teamed up with their younger sister, Sucia and her daughter, Marina for a short story collection of scary stories. Please check out "HALLO-TWEEN" by The Nardini Sisters and Family. A collection of 13 scary stories for the tween crowd.
Sucia Nardini Chirchiglia works in the operating room as a surgical technologist, and is also an instructor for the surgical technology program at Eastern Florida State College. When she's not working, Sucia enjoys trying new restaurants, listening to her husband sing, playing with their three dogs, traveling and keeping tabs on her two children. Her son is a Marine and her daughter is in college. Her favorite books are Biographies. One of her favorite series is the Left Behind series by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins.
Marina Ummel is currently a student at the University of Central Florida. Her hobbies include kayaking, playing cards, going on cruises and watching the newest movies. Marina has a passion for drama and theatre and can't wait for the newest musicals and plays to come to town. She loves animals and also enjoys reading and writing. When she was little her favorite bedtime story was Spider School by Francesca Simon. Not only has Marina shared her writing style for this anthology she has the distinct honor of having her face adorn the cover of the young adult novel, First Kisses by Elle Rose.