JoDee Neathery, drawing from her Southern California and Texas roots, plucked a few personalities off the family tree, encasing their world inside fictional events to create a literary novel. “I spent many hours savoring a suitcase full of old photographs and journals, realizing by discovering the past, the present became relevant. Every face and every word inside this treasure trove of antiquity told a story.”
JoDee spent her professional life in the banking industry prior to branching out into the public relations recruiting business.Upon relocating to East Texas, JoDee spent six years handling public relations for a non-profit writing freelance articles for the newspaper, trade publications, newsletters, installation ceremony scripts, and sadly a few obituaries. Her dream “job” has been chairing, writing minutes, and reviews for her book club for fourteen years. She also enjoys a byline, Back Porch Musings, a light-hearted view of life in general, in an area newspaper.
She and her husband live in close proximity to their only daughter, son-in-law, two grandsons, a bird dog, three cats, a donkey, and a few head of cattle.