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In a life of strange twists and turns, Anthony Chiffolo spent his childhood in the rural community of East Schodack, NY, across the Hudson River from Albany. After graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD, he served on active duty in naval aviation for 7 years and retired from the Naval Reserve.

He began his career in book publishing in 1988 and advanced to Editorial Director at several publishers. He currently works as a freelance editor, proofreader, and indexer from his home in Bethany Beach, DE.

Anthony wrote and published his first book in 1997, with many following quickly thereafter--about the mystical lives of the saints, the sacredness of nature, and the spirituality of food. His published works include Padre Pio: In My Own Words, which won the 2000 Whitney Radio Author of the Year Award, and 100 Names of Mary: Stories and Prayers. He co-authored, with Rayner W. Hesse Jr., Cooking with the Bible: Recipes for Biblical Meals, Cooking with the Movies: Meals on Reels, and We Thank You, God, for These: Blessings and Prayers for Family Pets.

Anthony is also a published nature photographer, an avid gardener, a singer, a painter, and a devoted yogi.