Lisa Manzione is the author of the Bella and Harry series of children's books, her first foray into children's fiction writing. As the daughter of a single parent who worked for a major airline, she was exposed to travel at an early age and developed great interest in it. As her own children grew up and her love of animals continued, the idea for the Bella and Harry series was born. The series was developed in the hope of inspiring young readers to embrace the world and encourage its exploration. Manzione is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.