About the Author
Harriet Tramer has spent more years than she might care to remember working as both a journalist and a college instructor. And if nothing else, her experiences have taught her that these two professions definitely share one thing in common. They both demand good communication skills, not to mention patience and understanding. When she first began writing , she worked for a daily newspaper - "The Cleveland Press" - writing mostly community news. However, over time, she has graduated first to business publications, such as CBC Magazine and "Crain's Cleveland Business." More recently, she has taken her journalist ventures on line, having her own blog http://htramer.com And she has also been doing a radio show on bbsradio entitled "Reaching for the Gold." This program deals with aging, but that term is interpreted as broadly as possibly to create a wide interest. This book - Racing to Heaven - represents her first major foray into fiction writing. However, she has also written a text - Rounding the Circle of Love: Growing Up As She Grows Old - that focuses upon care giving for the elderly. As an instructor, she has gone from teaching classes with as many as 100 students to teaching strictly on line. And she has come to believe that the latter has some definite advantages in that it allows students to communicate their thoughts without feeling intimidated as might be the case in a more traditional classroom setting. The schools where she has taught include: Cleveland State University, Cuyahoga Community College and the New School. She has Masters Degree in both Urban Studies and Communication.