John Ruggiero was born in New Jersey in 1968 and has resided there ever since. He has been writing since he was a child; Faith or Fate is his debut novel, but he is currently working on his second book. John was diagnosed with Neurofibromatosis type 2 in his early 20s. The genetic disease has affected several members of his immediate family. His mother’s and his sister’s strength in dealing with the disease has been a constant source of inspiration to him throughout his life.