As a kid growing up in the multi-lingual Yorkville section of New York City during the Fifties, Antonia Lewandowski had an easy walk to museums and libraries, concerts in Central Park, and East River events. She credits this rich environment for her love of reading and the development of her imagination. Antonia holds a doctorate in education from Teachers College, Columbia University, and graduate degrees in literature and the arts from Wesleyan University and Marquette University, as well as an undergraduate degree in education from Fordham University. She worked for many decades in education, private and public, in teaching and administration, staff development, curriculum development and research. At one time she was a member of a religious order. Antonia’s articles and reviews have appeared in educational magazines and regional publications. She has published poetry and creative nonfiction, most recently Tangled, a poetry collection. Currently she is working on a memoir and live poetry events. Antonia lives on the west coast of Florida with her husband and their two dogs, an amiable Rottweiler and a shy but inquisitive Plott’s hound. She recently retired from the Communications Department of St. Petersburg College.