Gloria, a self-confessed "space nut", was born during a storm in Sebastopol, California and life has been an adventure since. She attended Santa Rosa High School, Santa Rosa, California and was the school football mascot "Pandy", mainly because of her height and she 'fit' the costume. She later graduated from Healdsburg High, Healdsburg, Calif. Where she met and married Seth, her husband of many years.
She lived in Santa Rosa when Seth went to Vietnam for a year with the US Army. She worked at Teen Challenge Drug Addiction Center, several years in San Francisco, where she turned down a shark-feeding job at the one time aquarium ship in the bay, for the higher calling of Teen Challenge.
Gloria has completed training as a certified SCUBA Diver. Her father taught her to fly single engine aircraft, she is a Para legal and notary. She was included in "Who's Who in the West" 1999 for her Business Management accomplishments in Redding, California, and Boulder, Colorado. As a Certified Christian Worker she has spent several years teaching Bible Classes and counseling young married people. She now works at home as a licensed Real Estate Rental Agent and Adult Foster Care Home to the aged in Klamath Falls, Oregon.
The mother of five grown children; one CHP 'cop', one Navy Diver, one beautician magician, one building contractor and one wiring whiz-guy. "And 12 grandkids," she adds. Home is Klamath Falls, Oregon where they have 2 cats, 2 dogs, 2 horses, 1 small 'Jack' and an odd assortment of chickens running the acre. "Writing is my stress relief, I love to go have fun in space. It's my R & R. People wonder how I do it all; but I don't tell them I write. One must leave mystery alone to keep it."
Biography provided by the author, December 2002. Photography © By Craig Douglas.