ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 

 

 

 

 

Kathleen Cortese

 

 

 

Kathleen Cortese was born in New York City. She is the youngest of eight children and lived in Manhattan until she was of school age. Her father passed away five years later and after he died, she had little contact with his relatives. Her love of genealogy and curiosity to know more about the paternal side of her family tree was what motivated her to write Forgotten Hero: A Memoir.