Zari is a Freelance Writer/Author (and single mom) who resides with her son in Tucson, AZ at the base of the beautiful Catalina Mountains. Born and raised in Rhode Island, Zari graduated from Rhode Island College with a B A in Mass Media Communications/English and aspirations of being a journalist. In 1988, she headed out from the ocean state for a life in the desert Southwest. In 2005, when her son's diagnosis with child-onset schizophrenia changed everything, Zari set aside the executive rat race in lieu of a home-based career as a Freelance Writer. A leap of faith that could have gone either way, the choice to work from home was meant-to-be and she has never looked back. Now, motivated by the success of her first book about narcissism When Love Is a Lie, Zari plans to ride the wave of self-publishing as far as it will take her. She has since published two additional books about narcissism in relationships - Stop Spinning, Start Breathing, a 3-part journal-style workbook about narcissist abuse recovery, and Breaking Up With a Narcissist: The Little Book of No Contact - and will soon publish her fourth book, When Evil Is a Pretty Face for male victims of female narcissists. Zari is also finishing up a memoir about her son's life and recording a podcast series based on topics from her books.