CAROLYN QUINN grew up in Roselle and Scotch Plains, NJ, a member of an outrageous and rollicking extended family. She became interested in theatrical history at the age of twelve after participating in a theater arts workshop and later obtained a B.A. in English and Theater/Media from Kean University. Carolyn wrote "MAMA ROSE'S TURN: The True Story of America's Most Notorious Stage Mother" after extensively researching the life of Rose Thompson Hovick, whose colorful and unorthodox parenting style inspired the musical Gypsy. She is currently working on several new projects, including the middle grade children's book "Keep Your Songs In Your Heart." Carolyn is Co-Editor of The Ziegfeld Times for The Ziegfeld Society. She lives in New York City and can be contacted through her website, www.carolynquinn.net.