Jody Rathgeb, writer
Where are all the writer jokes? Lawyers get tons of them. The only joke I can think of for what I do is the self-referent "I always wanted to be a writer, and now I are one."
What I do. Yeah, I write, both fiction and nonfiction. In nonfiction, I'm a generalist coming from a newspaper background: Give me a topic, and I'm on it. In fiction, I'm a storyteller with an island obsession. I lived on North Caicos Island for five years, and came away with the desire to tell people about what island living is really like. My stories nod to that Jimmy Buffett fantasy of the simple life, but they don't perpetuate it.
I've done a lot of articles about the Turks and Caicos Islands, and so far in fiction there are a published novel, a handful of published stories and an unpublished (as yet) short-story collection.
So come to my island and visit with me.
2001 E. Grace St., Apt. 117
Richmond, VA 23223 U.S.A.
Whitby, North Caicos
Turks & Caicos Islands B.W.I.
Richmond home (804) 243-2541, cell (804) 536-2638
TCI cell (649) 245-3688
Credits: Photography Tom Rathgeb, George Engelke and Pat Ruell; "Ripsaw Music" Lovey Forbes; conch shell sound Tom Rathgeb