Anthony “Tony” Drago was born in Camden, New Jersey and spent much of his early childhood at his paternal grandparents Italian grocery store. His school years were spent in Los Angeles, California which is when he began to realize he was the only child bringing seaweed & rice to school instead of peanut butter & jelly. From a young age, his mother, Kaleria Palchikoff Drago, would tell him the captivating story of her journey from Russia, to Japan, and then to the United States. It created Tony’s foundation for his love of history, especially his family’s history, bringing him to write his first book, Surviving Hiroshima: A Young Woman’s Story. Bio Credit: WriteLife & SurvivingHiroshima.com.