J. Renee was born and raised in the Pocono Mountains of Northeastern Pennsylvania where she still resides today with her husband and two children.

She started her college journey with full intentions of becoming an elementary school teacher, but life revealed a different plan when a part-time job along the way opened doors to a full-time, 17-year career as a Financial Advisor.

Then, in 2010, life changed again when a casual conversation with a friend prompted an unexpected novel and fueled a desire to keep writing more.

Cooking and entertaining definitely rank at the top of her list when she’s not chasing kids, running the house, reading, or writing. Home is frequently filled with family and friends, many times for a meal and conversation. Her favorite place is the beach, where nothing can compare to the calming sound of the ocean waves and distinct smell in the air.

J. Renee is active in her community and has volunteered and helped raise money for organizations such as Women’s Resources of Monroe County, Pocono Medical Center, and the American Cancer Society. She is also a past member of Rotary International, a graduate of Leadership Pocono, a board member of Pocono Alliance, and a board member and co-founder of Summit School of the Poconos.