Roe DePinto grew up in the Bronx and Yonkers, and is mostly Italian, of American descent. From an early age, she was taught the importance of family. and raised her two children with the same values instilling in them the message that love is more important than anything else in this world.
When her children were young Roe decided to take a 3-year course in children’s literature. She also got her Realtor’s license in New York and California and was certified as a notary and a travel agent. She also established her family business office, administrating their fast growing electrical business with her husband. After finishing her literature course, Roe shelved the idea for a children’s book series involving a baby seal pup and a baby orca, since she was so busy with daily living, putting the needs of her family first, hoping that one day she would pick it all up again and bring her characters to life.
Thirty years later, Roe is making her dreams a reality. The first book in the series: The Adventures of Zealy and Whubba: A New Life Begins, was published in 2015 and Books 2 and 3 are now also in print, with 9 more stories to come. Her retirement project is now a dream come true and Roe is thrilled to have accomplished what she has thus far as a legacy to her husband, children, grandchildren and all of her family.
Topics of conversation:
- Her children and grandchildren
- Writing children’s books, poetry, and an autobiography
- Animations and cartoons