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About Jo Maeder
Jo Maeder had a long radio and voiceover career in South Florida and New York City before becoming a writer. Her memoir WHEN I MARRIED MY MOTHER about moving to the Bible Belt to care for her estranged mother was a bestseller and continues to help others deal with the decline of a loved one, no matter what their relationship. Her latest book, ZERK 'EM AND PULL THE PUSH RODS, was written with her late father who died in 1985. It's a story of discovery, aviation history and the Marines. She lives in North Carolina with her husband. You can find her on social media and through JoMaeder.com.
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