Ms. Rizzo, who grew up in a poor family in the northern industrial area of England, calls her book “a fictionalized autobiography.” The story follows a young girl from the day of her birth through growing up years to the day she arrives in New York as a war bride, following World War II.
Ms. Rizzo and her husband, Ralph, lived in New York and Virginia before he was transferred by IBM to the Triangle area. The couple chose to live in Fuquay-Varina until their four children were grown. They moved to Raleigh for several years then returned to Fuquay-Varina.
Ms. Rizzo has been writing most of her life, short stories, poetry and now her first novel. It was published by G.W. Zouck of Berkleyville, Md