Charlene Gorda Costanzo is a published author, workshop leader, wife, mother of two grown children, and grandmother of twins. She graduated from St. John's University with a bachelor's degree in philosophy. She holds a BA in Religious Studies from St. Bonaventure University and an MA in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica. She was born in New Jersey and has lived in New York, Texas, Arizona, and Florida. Charlene and her husband lived through an RV in 48 of the 50 states during a one-year book tour to promote The Twelve Gifts of Birth.