Bio, About PJ

PJ is married, has one daughter and three cats. PJ wrote poetry in high school, but she discovered writing children’s books and short stories later in life. Her writing inspirations are hiking, photography and environmental consciousness, but she links these interests to much larger social issues. A person very close to PJ was molested as a child, making PJ passionate about providing child safety tips. And, PJ was bullied in the third grade by girls much larger than she, who demanded that PJ give them her lunch money. As a result, PJ is committed to spreading the word that bullying must be stopped. PJ is also interested in raising awareness about children in the foster system who need to find permanency and support through the of loving adoptive parents.

One of PJ’s goals is to help educate children, parents and caregivers, in a fun way, using her children’s book series, The Mystic Princesses. Because PJ loves to travel, the princesses will visit many locales, learning about environmental concerns along the way.

PJ has been happily married over 36 years although there are many reasons why her marriage should have failed. Some of those factors are that her parents divorced after a long and sometimes abusive relationship, that her father is an alcoholic (now sober for many years), and that she married at a very young age. She broke the domestic abuse cycle by marrying a kind and supportive man. During 2013, PJ wrote a blog post called “How I Escaped the Domestic Violence Cycle.” That blog post can be read below. After the website designer and other friends who read the blog post encouraged PJ to write more, she wrote After “I Do!” A Marriage Map a short advice book filled with anecdotes from her own marriage. 

Honors and Awards

The Mystic Princesses and the Whirlpool


Writer’s Digest 21st Annual Self-Published Book Awards

5 Star Review from Reader’s Favorite Book Reviews

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“The Prairie Princess”

November 2013 Flash Fiction Contest


 Winner Ribbon


“The Confession of D. B. Cooper”

Writer’s Digest Crime Competition

Honorable Mention

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“Coney Island”

Quarter 1-2014 Flash Fiction Contest

Runner Up

2 thoughts on “Bio, About PJ”

  1. Dear PJ,

    I see that you reviewed the book Emotional Intelligence 2.0 on Amazon before.

    I have a newly released book that is similar to that. Would you be willing to let me provide you with a copy of the book in hopes that you would consider reviewing my book as well?

    My name is Julia Mitchell and the book I want to send is titled Make Money Life Coaching: How to Start Making Money and Getting Clients in 7 Days. You can find the link to it here:

    I will provide it to you as a digital file via email, ready to read on your Kindle device or on your computer/smartphone.

    Of course, I understand that you are under zero obligation to review my book, and if you do review it, you can leave a good, or bad review. I am simply looking for the opportunity to have you consider it.

    I look forward to your response.

    Thank you in advance.
    – Julia

    1. Hi Julia,

      Thank you for asking. I don’t currently have the time to read and review your book. I wish you all the best though.


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