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|Country||United States of America|
|Career||Vice President of Administration and Secretary/Treasurer of Richard Roeder Associates, Inc. a store planning firm in Houston, Texas for over 30 years|
|Media Credits||Radio interview: The 'X' Zone Radio Show - August 12, 2010; Mother's Day editions of: Bay Area Reporter, San Francisco, May 2010; OutSmart Magazine, Houston, May 2009; Between the Lines Newspaper, Michigan, May 2008; POZ Magazine (on line) May 2008; Other print media: Bellaire Examiner, Bellaire, Texas, February 2008; Website features: amfAR - Foundation for AIDS Research, 2008; Award-Winning feature page from BookSurge LLC, 2008; Press Release: AIDS Foundation Houston, June 2008 - goto www.snippetsfromthetrenches.com/mediapage.htm|
|Authored||Snippets from the Trenches, a mother's AIDS memoir|
|Awards||Book of the Year Silver Medallion, 2007 from ForeWord Magazine; AIDS Foundation Houston Volunteer Award, 1989; Certificate of Appreciation from KS/AIDS Foundation, 1985; AIDS Foundation Volunteer of the Year 1984|
Born in Toledo, Ohio, the author, the eighth of nine children, moved to Detroit with her family at the age of three, and then, at 17, she moved alone to Houston, Texas. Her career as secretary to the Chairman of the Chemical Engineering Department at the University of Houston, three years as a legal secretary, and many more years as Vice President of Administration for a store planning firm, gave her many opportunities to hone her writing skills.
Other than a few award winning works of poetry as a child, her book, Snippets from the Trenches, a mother's AIDS memoir, is her only published work, for which she was awarded a silver medallion by ForeWord Magazine at Book of the Year Expo in Los Angeles, in May 2008.