MARY CAVALIERE, aka Sicilian Mamma, became an Ordained Minister and Certifi ed Pastoral Counselor through the D’hartma Center For Life Mastery in Torrington, Connecticut in 2000. She holds a Bachelor’s in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. As a life coach, and an advocate for same-sex marriage and religious tolerance, she has been helping others to transform their lives for over twelve years. When Mary is not writing, officiating weddings, or coaching, she can be found performing in professional theater, or appearing on television and in fi lm. She is single, a mother of two children, and resides in Huntington Beach, California with her teenage daughter, Samantha, their 12-year old toy poodle Jo-Jo, and their Balinese cat Oscar.