About Alyssa B. Antoci
Now 17, this Southern California native and children’s book author is a junior in high school. She is an anti-bullying advocate and dedicated motivational speaker that many consider a thought leader building youth self-esteem and confidence. Alyssa runs the Strength Behind Stars youth student board. Her philanthropic roots began at an early age, as co-visionary and co-founder of Just A Little Cloth, which provides deserving girls the gift of a beautiful dress. In her spare time, Alyssa loves to write, play volleyball, and had competed in barrel racing for many years on her horse Nicki. She has owned her own horse business called Equine Stitches and is currently working on a fashion line with her sister. Alyssa continues to nurture her creative talents with messages involving kindness, self-esteem, respect and tolerance. Her second book, a young adult chapter novel, is expected next year. To learn more, purchase books, or for a list of stores currently carrying The Purple Marble, please visit our store page.