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Born in mountainous central Massachusetts of blue-blood ancestry, I grew up under the low-end middle class umbrella, where you didn’t starve to death but ate gobs of peanut butter sandwiches and wore lots of hand-me-down clothes. I joined the Army early on as an Army brat , moved almost every three years and ended up graduating from high school from an American high school in Germany. My early adulthood was spent as a soldier’s spouse and mother of four healthy, beautiful children. The marriage dissolved after eight years of service amid severe conflicts that emanated from my spouse’s Vietnam deployment.
I’ve worked as a nurse’s aide, certified medical tech, veterinarian assistant, Home Health Care assistant, and freelance writer. I’ve had my share of ups-and-downs, marital flops, severe domestic abuse, and growing up finally at the age of 59. Melons mellow out after a while, and I must say I have also. I’m 70 now, happily married and growing older kickin’ and screamin’ all the way!
I learned to write my name in kindergarten with that old song, “My name is Jeanne Webster…” and have been writing non-stop ever since. Non-fiction is my first love but lately I have ventured into the fiction domain. As you can see from my offerings here, I love prose also. Curiosity draws me into new territories and techniques, as I believe challenges are excellent stimulants for the spirit.
My third “I” is that I am a Christian and take my faith in Jesus Christ most seriously. He is the focus of all my endeavors and the reason I am who I am. My trust in Him is absolute, having learned early on that people will fail you. He won’t, never has, and never will. I have studied many a doctrine, been a member of numerous denominations (from Catholic, Presbyterian, Baptist, and back to Catholic.) Presently I do not hold membership in any church. I feel there are too many man-made doctrines infused into the church’s religion and therefore I present myself to Christ alone. Christianity is not a religion but a way of life. Praise the Lord! Shalom
~ Jeanne E. Webster