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Meet Mary Ann

Mary Ann Castagnetta has been a resident of New Jersey for over 35 years after experiencing a wonderful childhood in Brooklyn, New York. She had always wanted to put Bubble Gum Dreams in book form after telling this story to her son John, who is the character in the book. However, life got in the way and she has been busy performing in Community Theater for over 30 years. She performed in many Musical and Non-Musical Productions with her favorites being Nunsense and Steel Magnolias. She was also very happy to appear on TV on Gene Simmons Reality Show, Family Jewels.

Seeing her book in print and sharing her story with children has been her Bubble Gum Dream come true. The joy she sees on children's faces as they read the story and admire the beautiful illustrations has been more rewarding than she ever imagined!


If you are a Book Store and are interested in having Mary Ann appear at your store for a signing, or if you are a school and would like her to visit, please feel free to contact her at: or contact her by phone at (732)579-7911