Laura Mosiello, LCSW (New York, NY), grew up in a large, boisterous extended Italian family on Staten Island. Possessing a Sicilian and a Neapolitan grandmother, Ms. Mosiello is descended from a long line of traditional Italian mothers. Her own saintly mother is patiently waiting for her to find a nice Italian boy and give her some grandchildren before she dies.
Susan Reynolds (Pembroke, MA) has been a professional writer, editor, and author for more than twenty-five years. The proud, divorced mother of two, she fell in love with Italy in 1985 and has visited it frequently, often enjoying the hospitality of Italian mothers and occasionally dating charming, if typically unavailable, mammoni.