About the Author
Josie Garrett was born on the west side of Chicago and then raised in Chicago’s Brighton Park neighborhood, just a stone’s throw from the infamous Archer Avenue.

She now lives in Chicago’s western suburbs near her adult children but with her two cats. This is because unlike her children, the cats are generally excited and happy to inspect her holiday decorations every season and listen to her stories about each piece’s history and how it came to be in her possession.

It is certain that the cats will receive the bulk of Josie’s estate when she passes. 
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"Where's a pen, I gotta write this down!"
- Baby Josie's First Words