Author and illustrator Vicki Friedman holds a Masters degree in art education and taught in Queens, New York. She continued her art career after moving to Long Island, where she lived for several years until moving once more to Pennsylvania with her family. It was here that her work and personal experiences led to the creation of her richly illustrated book on caregiving.

After the death of several family members, including her husband, Vicki found it difficult to focus beyond the loss in her life, and it took many years to renew her creativity again. Out of the depths of her pain and insights, “The Caregiver in You” was created.