About the Author



Rochelle Weiner was born and still lives in Brooklyn, N.Y. She loves animals and throughout her life has had several pets by the names of Laddie, Princess, Tony, Friskie, and Myrtle the Turtle I - IV. She taught as an elementary school teacher in New York City and then worked for the Social Security Administration. She received a Master of Science Degree in Elementary Education from Brooklyn College. Rochelle takes full advantage of living in New York City and loves going to the opera and ballet and seeing as many Broadway and off Broadway shows as she can. She has traveled extensively in the United States and around the world. She especially enjoyed the wonders of nature when she visited the Galapagos, the American Northwest and Southwest, Iceland, and Costa Rica.


Rochelle had decided on early retirement until one morning, as she sat on her front porch and worried about her weekly budget, she saw this ant. Once a teacher, always a teacher! Her curiosity caused her to wonder what her life would have been like had she been born an ant. Suddenly her budget woes dwindled in comparison to the problems an ant faces. She then began to compare her life to other animals and plants around her. Rochelle's love of children and nature inspired her to write her first book, I Could Have Been Born An Ant. Her new book, I Could Have Been Born A Butterfly, has many animals and plants she couldn't include in her first.

Rochelle would love you to visit her Facebook Personal and Author pages and on Twitter@RochelleWeiner. You can also contact her by email at: rochelleweinerauthor@gmail.com