Born and raised in Texas, JP made the bold decision to move 1300 miles away from the city and try her hand at the country life.
Living on an 140 acre farm in Northern Wisconsin was much more than she could have ever bargained for, yet it was there, JP wrote her 1st Novel and discovered that life doesn’t always turn out the way you had originally planned.
With a flourishing career in banking and becoming #1 Best Selling Author of her 2nd Young Adult Romance Novel, The Storms That Fated Us, JP never imagined she would wake up one day to a world where she couldn’t walk or care for herself without assistance until it happened to her.
During that time JP learned her severe head pain, dizziness, and loss of motor skills was the result of vertigo associated migraine that were chronic. JP’s migraines were so debilitating that she was not allowed to drive for 18 months and ultimately that led to being let go from her place of employment.
In spite of all that was going wrong in her life, JP remained positive and soon found her true calling as an advocate for migraine and headache disorders.
Having appeared on HuffPost Live to discuss the Dangers of Living with Chronic Migraines, written an article for InD’tale Magazine about how debilitating chronic migraine can truly be, and lobbied in Washington D.C. during Headache On The Hill to educate congressional members about the importance of funding research for various neurological diseases; JP is just getting started.
Adventures of A Spoonie Mom is about JP and how she navigates through life with migraine, cluster headaches, fibromyalgia, and osteoarthritis while being a single mom, a caregiver to a teenager that lives with chronic migraines, cook, writer, crafter, travel enthusiast and geek at heart.