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Erin Trifaro Hamel grew up on Long Island, NY in a family of five with two younger brothers and a mom and a dad. Until she was an adult who had three children of her own, she was very, very shy. Even though she was so shy it was difficult for her to talk to people outside of her family or closest friends, she knew from the time she was in first grade that she wanted to be a teacher…or maybe a veterinarian.
Her favorite book was Horton Hears a Who by Dr. Seuss all through elementary school. She has loved books her whole life, and has always collected children’s books. When she was a child she had many children’s books; when she started working at a grocery store and earning her own money while attending high school she started buying beautiful children’s books, and she has never stopped!
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