Carmen Jo Trummer is a first time author who grew up in a small town in NE Ohio but has called Mount Vernon, Virginia, home for nearly twenty-five years. She has raised two amazing sons and currently resides with her playful hound dog, Dozer. Carmen is a professional project manager and loves a to-do list, but her ultimate love is crafting a story from her travels. She is an international business owner and has a Costa-Rican God-daughter.
Baptized at age twelve by a preacher named Moe, Carmen developed a relationship with Christ in her formative years. Difficult and painful life events have trained Carmen to speak the language of grief and share the pain of traumatic loss as both a Breast Cancer survivor and a widow, when at age forty-seven, the love of her life, Bill, committed suicide. Her Christian grit has pushed her to cling to Christ during her crises and find healing in everyday routines and extraordinary adventures. From daily Bible studies, hiking over thirty national and state parks, and traveling across three continents, Carmen is the scrappy-tomboy-outdoorsy type who is committed to God and the healing of her heart.