Juanita Gaskin grew up in Harlem, New York, never knowing what possibilities awaited her. Reading was her first escape, followed by poetry. She received a degree in English/creative writing, which became a road map to achieving her goals. Paris was her muse, opening her to a new life direction.
Susan Torricellas is a 77 year old widow, one of six siblings who grew up in Western, Pa. Altoona. She has been writing poetry since her teen year. Published articles and poetry and recently a story in Lancaster county magazine “What I love about Lancaster County”. Also in January 2020 published her first book with Balboa Press entitled “From Holding Tight to Letting go” about her marriage and love between husband and wife and his decline and passing from Alzheimer disease. This book is all about the beauty of nature and the animals and trees and flowers and a creek that flows through her Peach Bottom Lancaster county home she had shared with her husband Bob.