Joni Karen Caggiano is an internationally published author, poet, and photographer. She is a 2022 Pushcart Nominee for her poem, “Old News is Not Old News,” published by The Short of It Publishing. She was privileged to write the Forward for the Best Seller, “I Am In Itself Poetry In The Dark,” by the five-time Amazon Best Selling Author Michelle Ayon Navajas. On SpillWords Press NYC, Joni won Publication of the Month in November 2022 and Co-Winner of Socialite of the Year 2023. Joni was a Co-Author of both #1 Amazon Bestselling books, "Hidden In Childhood" and "Wounds I Healed." She is also in five additional Poetry Anthologies. Her first book of poetry, “One Petal at a Time,” will be released by Prolific Pulse Press, LLC in 2024, featuring Valencian artist Francisco Bravo Cabrera. Joni is also proud to be included in the upcoming Poetry Anthology, “A Safe and Brave Space,” published by Garden of Neuro Publishing, to be released in the Spring of 2024. She is currently a writer for Hotel Masticadores. Joni formerly contributed four combined pieces a month for one year to Masticadores India and Masticadores USA. Joni’s website is Rum And Robots. Joni is a retired nurse, ACOAs (Adult Children of Alcoholics) survivor, and environmental advocate.