Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Glori attended University of Detroit Mercy receiving a degree in Education with majors in English and Speech/Drama. She taught both English and Drama prior to moving to south Florida in 1977 and continued teaching in Florida until retirement.
Living in South Florida provides weather for year round activities and sports and allows Glori and her husband to enjoy their four pets. Their children live throughout the USA and in AU so they have wonderful options for travel.
Glori has always enjoyed theatre, music and dance bringing these arts into her writing. Her themes and settings interweave fantasy and mythology with a creative touch of magic as demonstrated in The Trilogy of the Dragons in A Dragon’s Tails, The Challenge of the Dragons and A Dragon’s Dream.
Glori has been involved in a book writing project for children with cancer with a goal to inform children about their illness while helping them feel good about themselves. She hopes that the children who read these books will know they can beat cancer and that they are heroes with hopes for tomorrow. She has written these books for charity with the intent of contributing to the hospitals’ care and research for children with cancer. Pete the Penguin was given to Miami Children’s Hospital in 2004 and Gerry the Giraffe was given to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital in 2018. Kasey the Kangaroo is waiting to find a home in a Children’s Hospital.
Other books Glori has completed are Ice Castle: A Fairy Tale, Bernie the Bear and Unknown – A Paranormal Romance. Soon to be completed is Moon Child, a story about Jaki, a Seminole Native American child, who wants to learn about her heritage and culture.
Glori is available for book presentations in schools. For more information, use the contact form below.
Trilogy of the Dragons
A Dragon’s Tail
Siamese twin dragons, separated at birth, hold the key to happiness and dreams in their tails, and an evil generation of big, two-headed dragons is determined to keep them apart. If they get back together, Cumulus, the Land of Dragons, will be filled with happiness and wishes fulfilled.
How will the twins get back together? Follow along in this Tail for All Ages as friends pop out of nowhere to lend a hand, a feather, a hoof, a paw and a claw, as one brother searches for the other.
The Challenge of the Dragons
Book Two of The Trilogy of the Dragons brings more excitement with challenge and adventure in a fictional fantasy with magic and mysticism woven into a theme of good wins over evil.
Maxaluna used to be a two-headed evil dragon charged with keeping the Siamese Twin Dragons, Vortex and Cyclone, apart. He’s now a two-headed good dragon entrusted with two very special Dragon eggs. He must protect them and raise these baby chicks after they hatch.
The twin Dragons, Bo and Ben, continue what Vortex and Cyclone began—overtaking an evil generation of Dragons in the land Of the Lords. They have lots of help—Maxaluna, of course, plus a wizard, a unicorn, an owl, an eagle, a lizard, a snake, a spider, the Water Sprites, a frog, a Tiffany Butterfly, a good witch, and some Wraiths and their Ravens. Both Dragon Lords want to be the ruler of the Kingdom . . . which will win? Or will either of them??
A Dragon’s Dream
A Dragon’s Dream completes the Trilogy of the Dragons that carries the general theme of the trilogy of good wins over evil. In all three books there is a hero who demonstrates courage and ethical values.
A Dragon’s Dream is about the Patriarch Dragon Arthur who was kidnapped by evil sea monster dragons and hidden inside a giant shell on the bottom of the sea for 200 years. Arthur has been in a dream state sleeping on a satin pillow under the protection of a Nightingale who has been at his side.
Stories for Children With Cancer
Glori has written stories to help children with various forms of cancer cope with their illness.
These books are available to hospitals on a charity basis for their needs in research and treatment for children with cancer.
Pete the Penguin
Pete the Penguin was tired of his tuxedo suit and wished he could wear something different for a change. After meeting up with Alfie the Elf, all his wishes and dreams came true.
In a wonderful and colorful world of dreams, Pete was able to visit the circus, to be a safari hunter, a baseball player and an astronaut on the moon. Most important, Pete closed his eyes to open his mind to a world of possibilities.
Gerry the Giraffe’s Victory
Gerry the Giraffe was tired of his spots and wished he could be different for a change. After meeting up with Miles the Magic Mouse, all his wishes and dreams come true.
In a wonderful colorful world of dreams, Gerry was able to fly a prop plane, play professional basketball, sit on the moon, drive a racecar, and go to Mars to meet a droid. Most important, Gerry found out how to, “Give your dreams a chance and they will happen.”
Kasey the Kangaroo
Kasey the Kangaroo is fighting Lymphoma. Kasey also has a tough time with his big hands and feet.
He meets up with Kenny the Koala Bear who takes Kasey on a journey of all his wishes and dreams while he is in the hospital. Kasey wins a boxing because of his big hands. He also performs a high wire act, wrapping his big toes and feet around the wire.
Through his adventures with Kenny, Kasey learns how to accept himself and beat cancer.
Other Books in the Works
A Spanish Galleon was shipwrecked forty decades ago off Boca Raton Inlet. Surviving crew buried a chest on the beach. A drama at sea begins when the chest is found by dive member teens from the local High School on a dive trip with an assignment to find the whereabouts of the lost ship. The ship discovered remains unknown because past hurricanes changed its location in the ocean from Red Reef Inlet to an unknown place in the Atlantic. Could it be in the Bermuda Triangle where many missing vessels at sea remain lost? Could this solve the mystery?
Ice Castle—A Fairy Tale
Lucinda and Celeste are the heroine twin princesses who rule the Ice Castle after their Queen Mother’s death. An evil witch who wished to take over the castle casts them out into the cold where they are threatened with hazardous weather conditions.
They are rescued by the Eskimo Dwarves and their sled dogs who take them to their Igloo for the night. They had been sent on a mission by the Wizard Barclay to save them and keep them out of harm’s way. Will they accomplish this task with the magic of the warmth from the Red Ruby Heart?
Marty the Mouse
Marty lives in a summer house by the sea where he enjoys his walnuts brought to him every summer by his guests, Alberta and Martin. He disturbs his guests with his messy habits of leaving walnut shells all over the house. The only problem he confronts is a big cat named Chili who guards the house. Max realizes he must change his habits in order to keep peace and remain alive. He makes an agreement with his guests and becomes friends with Chili. They all look forward to each summer.
Bernie the Bear
Bernie the Bear is a Rugby Player. His dream is to win the Championship Rugby Tournament.
He is fighting brain cancer and finds himself in the hospital for treatment. Fortunately, Bernie meets up with Bailey the Bunny who will be with him through all his cancer treatments. Bailey will grant all Bernie’s wishes and dreams. Bernie wishes to win the grand Rugby Tournament, be a Snowboarding competitor in the Olympics, own a Honey Shoppe, climb Mount Rushmore, and be loved by all children.
Jaki is a Seminole Native American child who is challenged with accepting the responsibilities of her heritage and culture. She is very close to nature and elements of nature who play an important part in Jaki’s coming of age.
Moon Child images by:
Lynne Mass Photography
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