Featured Author of the Month
Mrs. D (Olga D'Agostino)
Storyteller, Writer, Author
Mrs. D. (Olga D’Agostino), author of children’s picture books, Carlo the Mouse on Vacation and The Trees Have Hearts, grew up on a farm in a village nestled in the beautiful Carpathian Mountains in western Ukraine.
Surrounded by nature and the real world, without TV and toys, she learned to read at a very early age and books became a huge part of her life. As a child, she used to create her own imaginary world populated with characters from books she read.
She finished business college in Lviv, Ukraine. To escape the harsh reality of life in the Soviet Union, she emigrated to the United States in 1992 with her two small daughters. For many years she worked in her own business. In 2011 she started to pursue her childhood dreams, among them, writing books for children.
She is a member of SCBWI, speaks several languages fluently, and loves reading, writing, gardening and traveling. She lives in Smithville, New Jersey, with her husband, Patrick, and an adventurous cat named Nyda.