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Jeannine Stauder wrote the stories of people’s lives for many years in her professional capacity as an adoption coordinator and family therapist. Her insight to the emotional workings of adults and youths provided the groundwork for her writing career. As a mother of six children and grandmother of eighteen, she recognized the need for stories that focused on the lives of young people.
Her first Young Adult novel GAEL FORCE combines her Irish heritage and Midwestern background. Other stories relate to her life in the United States during World War II and the travels she took with her parents.
Her works have won first place and other honors in Pen Works and the Connecticut Authors and Publishers contests. She has poems in VOICES OF THE VALLEY and is a book reviewer for THE WRITING LOFT.
She holds a Master’s Degree from Fairfield University and is a retired member of the Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.
Excerpt from GAEL FORCE:
Devin hated Chicago. He hated everything about it: the mean cold rain, the bone chilling wind, and tonight, especially tonight. He pulled the hood of his Bears sweatshirt over his head as rain pelted his face. It was April and back home the rain would be soft and tolerable. But nothing in this city was like home. He didn’t belong here but he could never go back