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I write a blog, This Gioia's Chronicles (http://gioiachronicles.blogspot.com/), as an outlet for what I hope to be a future published memoir.
I was born in the fall of 1957. I lost both parents just one month past my first birthday. I have three older brothers whom I adore.
I have enjoyed the joys and sorrows of a twenty-plus year marriage, one divorce, the raising of two daughters and a lifetime of searching for my roots and my purpose.
I am well educated with a Master's degree in history, a B.A. in anthropology, and an Associate's Degree in, of all things, Exotic Animal Training and Management. I have spent my life trying to figure out a career path. I have at one time or another been an animal caretaker, an anthropologist, archaeologist, herbal healer, educator, pet shop owner, café co-owner, and a writer.
As I have entered the last half of my life, I’ve settled on historian with a specialization in writing life histories, both my own and for others. I believe I’ve finally found my calling.