Hossack, Joei Carlton 1944-
HOSSACK, Joei Carlton 1944-
PERSONAL: Born February 11, 1944, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada; U.S. citizen; daughter of Fred and Zelda Schertzer; married Paul Gordon Hossack, April 10, 1976 (died, June 26, 1992). Education: Los Angeles City College, graduated, 1967; National Academy for Law Enforcement, graduated, 1967. Hobbies and other interests: Crafts (with awards for knitting, needlepoint, weaving, and crewel).
ADDRESSES: Home—Pensacola, FL. Agent—c/o Author Mail, Skeena Press, PMB 9385, P.O. Box 2428, Pensacola, FL 32513. E-mail—[email protected]
CAREER: Kraft Foods, office worker and sales representative in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 1974–78, and Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1978–80; Joei's Place (wool and craft store), Toronto, Ontario, Canada, owner, 1980–89; full-time writer and public speaker, 1997–.
MEMBER: Toastmasters International.
Restless from the Start (short stories), Skeena Press (Sarasota, FL), 1997, revised edition, 2002.
Everyone's Dream, Everyone's Nightmare (travel essays), Skeena Press (Pensacola, FL), 1998.
Kiss This Florida, I'm Outta Here (travel book), Skeena Press (Pensacola, FL), 2000.
A Million Miles from Home (travel book), Skeena Press (Pensacola, FL), 2002.
Alaska Bound and Gassed (travel book), Skeena Press (Pensacola, FL), 2002.
Contributor of short stories to anthologies. Contributor to magazines and newspapers, including Reminisce, Gypsy Journal, and Shoreline Weekly.
WORK IN PROGRESS: How I Lost Three Pounds in Thirty Years of Dieting without Going Hungry, short stories, for Skeena Press (Pensacola, FL).
SIDELIGHTS: Joei Carlton Hossack once told CA: "In 1989 my husband and I, living in Toronto, quit, sold and stored everything, and went traveling. In June of 1992, in northern Germany, my husband died of a heart attack. That is the subject of my book, Everyone's Dream, Everyone's Nightmare.
"In 1994 I answered an ad on the back of Modern Maturity. Although they did not publish the travelogue I wrote on Turkey, that was the start of my writing career. A local newspaper published it two days before my fifty-first birthday, and everything I have written and submitted has been published since that time.
"My first book has been available since April, 1997, and I have started my lectures. This is the start of my new life, and I love the prospects."
Recently Hossack added: "The changes in my writing since my first book have been monumental. Practice does make perfect—or at least better."