Marlene Jaxon resides in Arizona, in a house she and her husband designed and built 25 years ago along with their melodious miniature schnauzer, Roxanne. She is the proud mother of a treasured daughter and a wonderful, new son-in-law. Although there are many things in Arizona to appreciate, the New Jersey native will always have ocean water in her soul and prefers to spend as much time as possible by the sea, in her adopted home state of California. Besides writing, her interests include sailing, world travel, hiking, archery, playing piano and guitar. Her latest book is "Jinxed!: Laughing in the Face of Alzheimer's."