Meet new FAPA member Ann Greenwood
Hello fellow authors! My name is Ann Goebel-Greenwood, and I write under the nom de plume Josephine Goldman. I love to write books about women who gain strength through various challenges and adversity. I was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and raised in a small town as the youngest of four adopted children. I relished the connections and deep friendships life offered and I was always encouraged to pursue a life of growth and learning.
After graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater with an education degree, I taught young children with disabilities before making the move into school administration. I became an Elementary Principal and a Director of Pupil Services after securing my master’s degree.
Life brings constant twists and challenges, and when I was faced with an unexpected relocation to Florida, I realized it was the perfect time to pursue a second career as an author. I have written two books. The first one, titled ‘Misbegotten’ features a heartwarming, personal adoption story that highlights growth, reconciliation, secrets, and family. The second book, titled ‘The Whispering of Snowflakes’ utilizes actual letters written by my dad to my mom, post WW 2. It is a soulmate love story, a story about self-love, and also about love between friends.
My current book is a murder mystery, set partially in current day and partially in the late 1800’s, New York City. It is based on two female relatives who search to unravel power and control, and its hold on a person’s sanity.
Future projects include a biography of my father-in-law who lived a life of crime, and possibly multi-cultural children’s books. After all, I was a passionate educator.
When I am not writing, I enjoy yoga, theater, traveling, and any activity involving my friends and family. I have two grown children, four stepchildren, five grandchildren, and I reside in Florida with my husband, Mark.
Please visit my website: www.josephinegoldman.com for more information.
The Whispering of Snowflakes
Author Josephine Goldman uses actual letters between lovers as the basis for her gentle romance, The Whispering of Snowflakes. While some of her characters stem from her imagination, every line of these letters is drawn from actual messages between her mother and father.
The notes in question pass between Dorothy and Frank after World War II. Frank, who had been in the Merchant Marine, attended the University of Michigan on the GI Bill. He wrote constantly to his sweetheart, Dorothy, who was attending a different school in the state.
Many years later, Dorothy meets Marie, who has just started the process of a painful divorce and believes that love and romance are gone from her life forever. Dorothy asks her new friend to help her preserve Frank’s love letters and create a memorial to his legacy. As the two women read every page, both come to important conclusions about their own lives. Dorothy is transported back to happy moments in the past, and through her friend’s love story, Marie finds hope for her own future.
Goldman invites readers to join Dorothy and Marie on their literary endeavor. Her intriguing work shows the undeniable—and healing—power of love and loyalty.