Connie Tash was born in San Bernardino, CA in 1973 to Italian parents. Although, the melodic Italian language was her first, she soon also became fluent in and enamored with the English language. For her, there is no greater power of expression than that of the written word, and writing has been her passion for more than 20 years. Her first published work, When Simon Died, was written for children, but appeals to all ages. When she is not writing, she enjoys reading, cooking, gardening, and taking pictures. She holds a B.A. in International Affairs from George Washington University. She also completed post-graduate work in the field of Elementary Special Education for Children with Emotional and Behavioral Disabilities. She works and lives in Virginia with her husband and twin sons.