Roberta Rich was born on January 9th. Not the best time to be born, she thinks, if your birthplace happens to be the buckle on the snow belt, Buffalo, New York. Buffalo remained her home until she struck out on my own and managed to get 73 miles down the New York State Freeway to Rochester. Her life took a turn for the better- better climate, better opportunities.
Writers of a certain vintage always seem to boast of the variety of interesting jobs they held before settling down to write. Jobs like fire breather on the Reforma in Mexico City, or turkey plucker. Roberta says she has not done anything so exotic. Moving from present to past, she have been a divorce lawyer, student, waitress, nurses’ aide, hospital admitting clerk, factory assembly line worker and child.
Roberta lives in Vancouver, B.C. and in Colima, Mexico. She has one husband, one daughter, three step-children, a German Shepherd, tropical fish and parakeets. When in Mexico, she nurtures her husband and her vanilla vines. When in Vancouver she tries to keep dry.