jo_lauer_home_102913_250I come from a long line of mostly technologically-impaired late-bloomers. That’s one reason I chose my first profession as a psychotherapist in my 40s (didn’t need a computer), and why I didn’t begin writing until my early 50s. I think there’s a lot to be said about waiting for age and experience to lend some direction—or perhaps that’s just what we late-bloomers say about ourselves.

At any rate, I am now a seasoned psychotherapist in private practice; I’m a published writer (affiliated with the Redwood Writers branch of California Writers Club), and songwriter; I’m a founding member of Lavender Roses Reader’s Theater; I sing in the One Heart Choir, the musical ministry branch of the Center for Spiritual Living; and as important as anything else in my life, I am “Grammy” to wonderful twin grandsons.

Welcome to my website; I hope you’ll take a moment to browse about. My former blog, Jo’s Creative Universe, can now be read under Recent Posts. I would love to hear from you, and can be reached by e-mail: josrca@sonic.net.

second-floor-cover-197Second Floor, Front is a cross-over paranormal, psychic-sleuth/cozy mystery. Think Long Island Medium meets Long Lost Family meets Miss Marple. Or perhaps a lesbian version of Rear Window.
In her efforts to make sense of what she has witnessed in the crosswalk below her second-floor window, Marion, recently retired with too much time on her hands, hooks up with Amanda, also retired, known for closing cold cases for the local police using her psychic “gifts,” along with her chutzpah.
Humor and tragedy vie for attention as they blend their oil-and-water styles.