For many years, JoAlice Garbrick has had the desire to be a writer. She wrote a children's book, which she hopes to have published very soon. She is also in the process of finishing another book, which was started a few months ago. For seven years she worked in public schools with young children who had disabilities, and then moved into the position of office manager at a dentist office. After being a single mom for almost 10 years, in May of 1999, she married her "best friend" Bob whom she met while working for the dentist. He has four children from a previous marriage. Bob and JoAlice have five grandchildren with more to come, and a Shih Tzu named Sadie. Living in Arizona for most of her life, the couple now lives in Chula Vista, California.