Courtney Petruzzelli

Courtney Petruzzelli

Author of Secret Santas and the Twelve Days of Christmas Giving

Born and raised in Southern California, Courtney Petruzzelli was only nine years old when she was cast as Santa's Elf in Disney's annual, Christmas parade.  Amidst this extraordinary experience, her love of the Christmas spirit was stirred, watching the design team's behind-the-scenes efforts to transform the theme park into an exquisite, Christmas wonderland. She fell in love with the art of holiday design and the joy it inspired, and later went on to become a Christmas designer herself, earning the nickname "Courtney Christmas". She left her successful design business to start a family with her husband, Grant, and they have been blessed with two, beautiful children. Courtney is now bringing the magic of Christmas to the world, in a new way - through this beautifully illustrated and written tale of a truly remarkable, Christmas tradition.