Micki Peluso began writing after a personal tragedy which led to a first time publication in Victimology: An International Magazine and a career in Journalism. She's freelanced, been staff writer for one major award winning newspaper, written for two more and has published short fiction and non-fiction, as well as slice of life stories in magazines and e-zine editions. Her first book, published in 2012; a funny family memoir of love, loss and survival, called, . . . And THE WHIPPOORWILL SANG won the Nesta CBC Silver Award for writing that Builds Character.She won third place in the Predators and Editors Contest and first place for People's Choice Monthly Award. She has stories in 'Women's Memoirs', 'Tales2inspire', and 'Creature Features'. Two of her short horror stories were published in an International Award winning anthology called "Speed of Dark." Her children's book,"The Cat Who Wanted a Dog," is due out in January, 2016. She is presently working on a collection of short fiction, and slice of life stories in a book called, 'Don't Pluck the Duck,' due to be released in 2016.