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is a writer and a reader, a wife and a mother. She loves living on the family farm with her husband, Dan, where for the past 28 years they’ve watched their crops and three daughters grow. Shocked by how quickly life was moving them forward, Jolene felt compelled to take each of her girls on a special mother-daughter rite of passage before they left home for college.
Rooted Together, is the true story of the two-week, cross-country adventure she took with her oldest daughter, Cote, to climb and sleep in 250’ trees on the Oregon coast. It is an exciting tale of triumph and truth, hope and discovery, that brings the reader along for every memorable and moving mile.
With her girls now grown and two more unique mother-daughter trips behind her—Jolene is currently working on bringing two more books to life!
"We write for the same reason that we walk, talk, climb mountains or swim the oceans- because we can. We have some impulse within us that makes us want to explain ourselves to other human beings. That’s why we paint, that’s why we dare to love someone--because we have the impulse to explain who we are. Not just how tall we are, or thin… but who we are internally… perhaps even spiritually. There’s something, which impels us to show our inner-souls." -- Maya Angelou