Author Patricia Cardello is originally from Providence, Rhode Island and now resides with her
husband and two children in New York City. Patricia is an actress, writer, entrepreneur and
fledgling filmmaker. The Magical Tale of Santa Dust is the first in a series of books she has
Illustrator Manuela Soriani is a professional illustrator who lives and works in Italy. She has
worked on numerous children’s books, puzzle stories, mobile applications and eBook
illustrations. She is known for her powerful and detailed artwork that falls between the world of
realism and fantasy.