Scolapasta Press, Inc. Barbara Oliverio

What? Me? Author?


As the daughter of Italian immigrants in Northern West Virginia, I learned to appreciate hard work, the Faith of my ancestors, and the healing power of a plate of pasta at an early age. With a natural love for learning and a passion for the written word, it was just a matter of time until I became a full-time writer.

I followed a winding path to this end, however, embarking on my career as a teacher developing a computer science curriculum when computers were not today’s miniature accessories. Switching gears, I moved up the ladder in high-tech marketing, always seeking challenges in traditional marketing, product and project management.

Suddenly, due to a corporate merger coupled with a wholesale layoff, I took a leap of faith and put down on paper the book that had been rattling around in my head for a couple of years. Eureka! All my life experiences had led me to exactly where I needed to be.

Now when people say “what do you do?” I am overjoyed to say: “I’m a writer – no, I’m a published author”.

Better yet, after five novels, one movie, lots of feature stories, web content and other literary pursuits, I can answer the follow-up question with conviction: “Do you like it?” — “No. I LOVE it. I wouldn’t do anything else.”