Zaida started her career at Universal Studios and the Orlando CVB. Most recently, she worked as a freelance copy writer with Visit Orlando on their digital content and Edible Tampa Bay writing features. Once upon a time she even worked for Scholastic Book Fairs. Her love of rich storytelling can only be equaled by her regard for amazing foods — especially desserts. A graduate of Florida State University, she lives in Tampa with Scout, her golden retriever, and her rescue cat, Georgie aka Lil G.