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Name:adoptedwriter
Birthdate:Mar 23
Location:Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America
I am a proud parent, wife, teacher, responsible pet owner and writer.
I have lived in Cincinnati for most of my life but also lived for about three years in Florida, during college.

I come from a long line of writers. No one is famous, but they do write. My mom's cousin Bob became an off-Broadway playwright. There are authors in my husband's side of the family too. My daughter is a journalism major. Writing is what we do.
I wrote a memoir about growing up adopted in the 1960's, 70's and 80's. I began it in 2002 and finished it in 2008, although I did not finish professional editing until 2012-13. The original working title was REUNIONS, but the final title on Amazon is AKIN TO THE TRUTH. I mostly write during the summers when school is out. I also like to write late at night, alone. In spite of family concerns, I published the memoir. When you write about family matters, there is always much to consider. 99 Designs provided two book jacket designs. During the final writing stages of AKIN TO THE TRUTH, I began writing the sequel memoir, AFTER THE TRUTH. It's about life as an adult adoptee in reunion with my birth mother's family and the eventual reunion with my birth father's kids. It is also about "adulting" as a worker, spouse, parent, and friend from the POV of an adopted person. Both memoirs are available on Amazon in print and Kindle form.

My writing influences:
1-Anne Frank...The ultimate journal keeper.
2-ANGELA'S ASHES and TEACHER MAN by Frank McCourt
3-The GLASS CASTLE by Jeanette Walls
4-A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN by Betty Smith
5- Earl Hamner, Jr.
6- ON WRITING by Stephen King
7- The Wizard of Oz...movie
8-Finding Forrester...movie
9-The World According to Garp...movie
10-Dan in Real Life...movie



I am a licensed Spanish teacher with 25 + years experience in the classroom and private tutoring. I am also studying to become licensed in the area of Special Ed, and most of the past five years of my work life has been focused on being an aide or substitute for a lot of special needs students. My daughter is dyslexic, and her journey through the school system inspires me.

My next book will be about teaching. I am already working on it.

My LJ is literally MY SPACE. It's my safe place to vent and share. If you are also friended w me on FB or any other social site, please understand this. I do not X-post from LJ to any other site for security reasons. If a photo or two happens to appear both here and there, it's because I posted safe stuff separately.
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