Francine Lauriano was born in New York City and raised in New Jersey. She currently lives in New Jersey with her two children. Francine writes children books and along with her illustrator shows children of LGBT families that they are not alone, that this is normal, and that they are part of a whole community just like them! Her books show LGBT family diversity to the children and perhaps educate the adults as well! Watch for her new childrens books from Shadoe Publishing later this year!