I'm a career marketing professional who has longed to venture beyond writing "for work" to writing "for enjoyment." After co-authoring and self-publishing three reference guides for adult children caring for their aging parents in the years leading up to the millennium, I knew I was meant to write. But, what should I write about? My work on the eldercare guides in the 1990s was all consuming, but the advent of the internet, made our guide obsolete. I decided to seek a more creative nonfiction topic for my next project. For years it eluded me.
During my hiatus, I've kept busy pursuing her MBA in Marketing and completing my Doctoral coursework, throughout which time I continued my search for a compelling subject for my next writing endeavor. Upon discovering my father's WWII letters, written over 70 years ago, I knew I'd found my second project. Since 2014 I've immersed myself in typing, traveling, and researching for An Unexpected Coddiwomple, wholeheartedly committed to sharing this inspiring, funny, and fascinating story.
Loretto lives in Niagara Falls, New York in a "tiny house" nestled along the Straits of Niagara.