About the Author


Claudia Santorelli-Bates
was raised in Long Island, New York. She is the eldest of six children. Claudia attended Marymount Manhattan College where she studied child psychology, but she also had a love of the arts.

In 1999 she wrote and produced an award-winning independent feature film entitled Loser Love. She has also written three other feature films as well as an article for Bride magazine. This is her first children’s book.

After years of trying, she finally conceived her first daughter through the help of IVF. Going through this very difficult treatment opened her eyes to the idea that the story of how her daughter came into the world was different. And so she created I Can’t Wait to Meet You.

Claudia now resides in Santa Monica with her husband Ben and their three daughters.