Jeff Rea has more than 40 years' experience in communications. He worked as a reporter, editor and manager at the former Herald-Journal and The Post-Standard/Syracuse.com for 32 years. During his brief first retirement, he taught journalism courses at SUNY Oswego – his alma mater – then joined the college's Office of Communications and Marketing for nearly 10 years. He retired in 2019 and soon began to pursue freelance writing. This is Jeff's first book. He and his wife, Karen Goetz Rea, reside in Syracuse, NY, and have five sons, four daughters-in-law and six grandchildren.
Dick Shineman and Barbara Palmer, two middle-aged, respected professors at SUNY Oswego in Upstate New York. A meeting in a church parking lot. A romance. A marriage. Two lives lived generously, despite vastly different backgrounds.