I was born and raised in San Jose, CA in the late 70's. I am Italian American of Sicilian and Neapolitan origin. My mother's parents were from Roccamena and Montemaggiore Belsito, Sicily. My father's family were from Nola, Italy, which is near Napoli. I was recently a contributing editor of In Buona Salute and Cali Life Magazines. Both are no longer around due to our bad economy and the lack of support they needed.