Bernadette, Author, is a former newspaper editor and journalist, and was the recipient of a New York Press Association award for her newspaper columns. She has written articles on numerous subjects for websites, and is a freelance writer and editor. In 2006, she was awarded an Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award for “I Love You Through and Through,” a board book for toddlers, which has been published in five languages, and has sold close to 4 million copies. She and her husband, Mike, have two grown children. They live in Pawling with their two cats, Mickey and Mattingly. She enjoys reading, gardening, cooking, miniatures, volunteering, and traveling.