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Hmm . . . what can I tell you? I do what I love and love what I do, and for me, that would be? Write, of course.

I've made up stories all my life, although as a child, they took the form of "pretend" with me acting them out, playing all the parts, and a desire to become an actress.  When I was in high school, I thought about becoming a writer, but I didn't think that goal was any more attainable or realistic than my dream of becoming a movie star.

So, I went to Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, for a B.S. in Elementary Education, followed by an M.A. from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, and twenty-three years of teaching and four children later, I bought a coffee cup with the saying, "Success is doing what you love," and I left the classroom to write.

I'd written dozens of diet and nutrition articles for magazines such as Woman's Day and Reader's Digest, sold stories to children's magazines including Jack and Jill and U.S. Kids, and sold my first children's fiction book--Ice Cream for Breakfast--to Willowisp Press, so it was time to do what I'd desired all along.

Since then, I've sold fifteen more books in varying genres to an assortment of publishers. As you explore this website, you'll find novels for teens and adults and learn that some were award winners. 

I lived in the same Indiana town my entire life until June 2006 when my husband and I moved to Florida.  It was a big decision, but we absolutely love the sunshine and warm temperatures here, and we’ve made many friends and are enjoying new experiences.

Who is Betty Jo Schuler?  A writer whose wish for each of her readers is that you, too, may do what you love and love what you do. And on days when this isn't possible, read a book with a happy ending.

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