Adele Saccarelli-Cavallaro lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, Michael. Together, they have four daughters, two sons and four grandchildren. Searching For OZ is Adele's first novel, intertwining the story of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz with her own life experiences as a disappointed young girl who was sexually abused and a confused teen who was groomed by a trusted professional and a spiritual leader. She shares these experiences in a story-form for people to enjoy, but also to learn. Over the years as she gathered her ideas for this story, she also documented her own growth, using a process that worked for her; a process that gave her a new perspective on life. "I hope this information that I have shared in this book will awaken others and help them to heal and prevent this from happening to future generations."
This book is a creative and informative self-help fictional novel ! It’s a fictional account of a personal journey of self-love, and finding love, set on a creative platform, with The Wizard of Oz theme. This book also conveys healing information for anyone with a history of trauma or abuse. It is written in a way that is heartfelt, makes you giggle and shows that with determination anything is possible.
Adele is the Founder-CEO of Teamwork Wins LTD, a 17 yr. old 501c3 non-profit, assisting individuals with Invisible Challenges. She studied Elementary Education with a concentration in Speech Pathology and Audiology at East Stroudsburg University while playing intercollegiate Volleyball, as well as participating in a sorority, Lambda Iota. She landed her first teaching position preparing underachieving soldiers for basic skills in reading and math in a Kansas prison. Her second position was at a public school teaching fourth grade (Kansas). Later, she became the Head Volleyball coach at Dominican College (New York) and then was employed by Career Consultants/The Thomas Group, where she recruited, prepared and placed candidates in sales positions (Pennsylvania).
Today, she and her husband run retreats, workshops and one-on-one sessions with individuals who want to make real change in their lives, heal trauma from their past, expand their awareness of themselves and create the life that they deserve. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her children and grandchildren, traveling with her husband, as well as, exploring the beauty and stillness of life at her home in Pennsylvania.