Ms. Bernadette Michelle Petrotta is an author and small business owner, married, and has a son. After receiving her degree, she spent 32 years in public service with the City of Los Angeles in an administrative capacity. In her spare time, she researched the world of etiquette and eventually amassed a library of materials, including a collection of rare silver flatware and antique porcelain serving pieces. In 1996 she founded the Polite Society School of Etiquette. Her business offers a variety of courses, speaking engagements, seminars, individual training, and instruction at private dinners and tea events. As founder and director, her mission is to educate people of all ages in customary codes of conduct, dining principles, useful etiquette techniques, formalities in the home and in public, and social skills to enhance everyday living. Ms. Petrotta has been a featured speaker at the Annual Northwest Tea Festival, Annual Victoria Tea Festival, Annual Northwest Women's Show, and Designs for Dining Fund Raiser. The Art of the Social Graces, Etiquette Series Volume I, The Art and Proper Etiquette of Afternoon Tea, Etiquette Series Volume II, and EMMA The Etiquette Cat: Meet Emma, Etiquette Series Volume III, were featured in TEXAS TEA & TRAVEL, a travel and lifestyle magazine about people, products, and unique events for tea lovers and travel enthusiasts. Ms. Petrotta has published three volumes in her Etiquette Series. She has also created a beautiful children's porcelain plate and book gift set: EMMA The Etiquette Cat Manner's Plate with accompanying EMMA The Etiquette Cat: Meet Emma Book. Ms. Petrotta's entrepreneurial spirit, continuing education, and high quality teaching principles qualify her to be a leading source in this rapidly expanding industry. Etiquette Series Volume I, II, & III Available in eBook Solftcover, & Hardcover formats at www.PoliteSocietySchool.com EMMA The Etiquette Cat Manner's Plate and EMMA The Etiquette Cat: Meet Emma Book Gift See available on Amazon.