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Who am I? It depends on the day, or who asks, or what I’m doing. My background is in science – biology, marine biology, microbiology, and immunology to be exact. My first love was sharks (the Oceanic Whitetip is my fave). Then came germs – viruses & bacteria can be pretty interesting predators just as much as those big finned ones. After a lot of education and an enlightening first job in the science arena, followed by publication of multiple scientific journal articles, I moved on to the stay-at-home mom gig. My boys take every ounce of energy I have some days. A few years ago, I took on the role as the director of children’s education at my church, a part-time job I thoroughly enjoy. I continue to see the fruit of my labor as young kids blossom into bright middle-schoolers.
I can now add published author (in the non-science realm) to my CV. In 2016, I took the plunge and sent off some work to online magazines geared toward family and travel. They (whoever “they” are) say to write what you know, and for this girl that is parenting and travel. And coming soon to a store (The Wild Rose Press and Amazon) near you…after 18 years of “practice writing” my first novel, A Hundred Kisses, will be out in spring this year (May 17, 2017). Be on the lookout - checkout my bookshelf page.
I love writing…from non-fiction pieces, to stories with journeying protagonists (be it medieval Scotland, time traveling, or a post-cataclysmic event world)…to just about anything that stirs my imagination. That aspiring 12 year old girl, who penned a mediocre story about a girl named “Summer” (sorry, folks, that one has not made it to bookshelves), lives on in this thirty-something mom.
So, who am I? I am a busy mom like all moms, working to keep my dreams alive and my children fed, clothed, educated, and nurtured. My oldest son has Asperger’s Syndrome/autism, and although it’s taken some time to adjust to being a special needs parent (it will be a forever journey for me), I have embraced his diagnosis and moved on to sharing my parenting woes and joys with others through my writing. He is a wicked smart little scientist and I see big things in his future. My youngest son is my more gray-hair inducing child, equally challenging in his own ways, and equally creative and fun. Hop over to my blog, read some of my articles, and check out some of my photos, and pretty soon you will be immersed in the world of Jean and her exuberant, inspiring, inventive clan!
Furthermore…what do I love (besides my family and writing)? Well, my flower gardens and especially the elusive lupin (which does not like my soil), tackling the biggest mountains in New England (and beyond) with my husband, traveling, cooking, and daydreaming about the next protagonist to write about of course...