About the Author
Naomi Kennedy was born in Brooklyn and raised in Queens, New York. From an early age she wanted to become a jazz vocalist. While studying music at Queens College, she received news that Queensborough Community College was one of the first schools in the United States offering a Music Therapy program. She enrolled in this program for three years, which eventually led her to pursue other passionate interests. She earned her BA in Art and Journalism at Saint-Mary-of-the-Woods College in Indiana. To this day, she integrates music therapy into student art lessons. Kennedy is a woman of many colors: a novelist, freelance writer and editor, poet, visual artist, and jazz vocalist. In 2008, Kennedy began writing about her experiences during the Vietnam era. These memories were important and close to her heart. After thirteen years of research and writing, the novel finally came to fruition. Currently, she is working on a sequel. Her son, his wife, and her grandson, live in upstate NY. Kennedy resides in Cornwall, New York.