Cynthia A. DiTaranto graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in Sociology. She received her M.A.T. from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, N.J. She is a Reiki Master, a certified Hypno-Counselor, and an NLP practitioner/trainer. She is a former co-owner of Flanders Valley Farms Inc., a catering facility in Flanders, N.J. She has served as a trained volunteer at the Jersey Battered Woman's Shelter and volunteered as a Reiki practitioner at the Carol G. Simon Cancer Center at Morristown Memorial Hospital in N.J. She is a former member of the Historic Advisory Committee for the Township of Roxbury, N.J. She resides at Little Sleepy Hollow Farm in N.J. where she breeds champion Nigerian Dwarf goats. She is the author of the children's book Top Of The Heap and is working on her first novel.