About the Authors

J.A. Blake

J.A. Blake (Jennifer) has been working in school public relations and marketing for more than 20 years. Her areas of strength are in feature and press release writing, publication design, speech writing and presentation, special event planning, and meeting facilitation. She has won numerous commendations from professional organizations, including awards from the Association of Marketing and Communications Professionals. In addition to her work with schools, Jennifer is the owner of  Blake Communications, a small company specializing in writing, design, and editing services. 

Jennifer received a Bachelor’s Degree in English from Neumann University and a Master of Science in Management from Rosemont College. She is a member of several professional organizations, including the Public Relations Society of America. She is a lifelong writer and reader who, in her spare time, enjoys traveling.

Nick Moccia

Nick Moccia first knew he wanted to be a performer when he stepped on the stage in grade school. He began writing music as a teenager and later sang for a number of popular bands in the New Jersey/tri-state area. Since 2000, he has been the front man for the popular and well-respected band Generation Next, performing over 200 shows a year in states up and down the East Coast. 

Nick’s work as an author steers his creativity toward the written word. He says the transition from musician to writer was a natural one in many ways, but also presented a number of very rewarding challenges. 

Nick is a native of Belleville, NJ, who also lived for many years in Toms River, NJ. True to his roots, Nick is an enthusiastic New York Giants fan who currently resides in Gloucester Township, NJ.