meet the author, Roseann Raspanti
Roseann (Perillo) Raspanti was born in Astoria, New York in 1968. Roseann and her brother John were raised by their single mother, Carmela. Roseann attributes her tenacity and resilient nature to the struggles of a tumultuous childhood. In her early twenties Roseann married and had three children.
Roseann then returned to her career at Citibank to support her three daughters. In 2015, she was inspired by a rough drawing of a caterpillar transforming into a butterfly and the idea for BlossomKids and Blossom was born! Roseann was amazed by the butterfly’s beautiful journey, unbeknownst to the butterfly. Roseann felt that the butterfly’s metamorphosis represented her own life’s learning and growth through tremendous pain. See if you can find the butterflies throughout Blossom and The Tricky Mirror, cleverly hidden to remind children of their ever changing, beautiful selves!
Roseann now lives in Farmingdale, New York with her three daughters, Alexa (22), Ava (14) and Julia (12). Roseann hopes to bring BlossomKids’ messages to all children, not just her own.
BOOK A MEET AND GREET
Book Rose Ann Raspanti, author of Blossom and the Tricky Mirror, for your next school assembly or library meet and greet! Simply click the button below to view her current tour schedule and request a meet and greet for your town.