Schwartz, Joanne M. 1960-

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Schwartz, Joanne M. 1960-

PERSONAL:

Born January 1, 1960, in San Francisco, CA; daughter of Joseph (an accountant) and Juanita (a homemaker) Geraci; married Robert N. Schwartz (a nurse), June 4, 1988; children: Harrison. Ethnicity: "Caucasian." Education: Santa Clara University, B.S., 1982, M.B.A., 1985. Politics: Independent. Religion: Roman Catholic. Hobbies and other interests: Collecting charms and other vintage jewelry.

ADDRESSES:

Home—San Jose, CA. Office—Agilent Technologies, 5301 Stevens Creek Blvd., Santa Clara, CA 95051. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER:

Agilent Technologies, Santa Clara, CA, legal operations manager, 1987—.

WRITINGS:

Charms and Charm Bracelets: The Complete Guide, Schiffer Publishing (Atglen, PA), 2004.

SIDELIGHTS:

Joanne M. Schwartz told CA: "I write to inform and entertain—both my readers and myself. I enjoy collecting original source material, particularly vintage catalogs and magazines. My goal with Charms and Charm Bracelets: The Complete Guide was to produce an informative yet readable book. I wrote the book to protect others from being taken advantage of. What I call ‘Internet’ alchemy seemingly transforms oft-repeated errors into truth. I find it gratifying that many online auction listings cite my book."