Gina Cascone is the co-author/TV script writer of DEADTIME STORIES (Tor). She has been a writer for 17th Street, Parachute Press, and other series. She has written GHOSTS OF FEAR STREET, ANIMORPHS, SWEET VALLEY JUNIOR HIGH, teen thrillers, and humor books. She is also the co-author of three teen thrillers and the author of two well-received memoirs, PAGAN BABIES AND OTHER CATHOLIC MEMORIES and LIFE AL DENTE: Laughter and Love in an Italian American Family. Her most recent picturebook, AROUND THE WORLD RIGHT NOW (Sleeping Bear Press), is co-authored by her daughter, Bryony Williams Sheppard. She has two grown children, two grandchildren and lives near Princeton, NJ with her husband and three cats.
Just a reminder… in every minute of every hour of every day, somewhere in the world something wonderful is happening. Now more than ever, we need to remember that. We have just witnessed the Olympics where the whole world came together in the spirit of good sportsmanship. Fierce competitors in great camaraderie, pride and dignity. There is nothing like the sight of the parade of nations; people from around the world celebrating together. Now we have the paralympics to prove to all that no matter who we are or what our circumstance, we all have the power to excel. This is something wonderful in the world.