"I am not afraid ... I was born to do this" — St. Joan of Arc 

New Jersey native Gina Monari was born in Lanoka Harbor and studied Journalism, American Studies, and Women's Studies at Rider University.

A full-time professional writer, she divides her literal life equally between the business and creative planes delivering a uniquely diverse vision to readers globally. Her first poetry collection "Bagging the Phoenix" reached the market in 2007. Her second collection "Venus Freezing" released in 2010. 

She draws her inspiration from the natural world, those near and far who live lives outloud, and by experiencing her own to the fullest and welcoming change — reinventing as she goes.