TREVI FORMEA is the pen-name of Jo-Anna Rose.
She is a 'Baby Boomer' raised in the southern suburbs of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia and was born the youngest of four children (refer: A BABY BOOMER at any age).
When 'Trevi' was 15, she won an essay competition through the defunct but once popular magazine - EVERYBODY'S. Their first prize was a week for two all expenses paid on beautiful Brampton Island, situated in tropical Queensland's Barrier Reef. Trevi was their youngest contestant and as such the sponsors 'awarded' and made available - a junior category but equivalent prize.
Trevi was raised a Catholic, but disillusioned after 33yrs, went searching for the truth in other religions, including Mormon and Pentacostal - finally becoming a Lutheran.
Having had four weddings and a funeral, her third marriage was the shortest lasting only 29mths. Suddenly Trevi was widowed at 47 years old, with her two youngest daughters Renee 16 and Jackie 6 to raise - her youngest suffering from Asperger Syndrome (see 'Jackie - What's in a name?')
After relocating in 2002 to Russell Island in Queensland's south-east corner with Jackie - now 9 yrs old, Trevi took on a position of reporter with their local paper 'The Island Spirit' - writing under her then married name of Jo-Anna Martin.
Trevi has also had miscellaneous poems published through the island's 'Writer's Circle' under that name, as well as various short stories in other popular magazines.
If you have enjoyed any of Trevi's e-book stories, please feel free to write a review.
on April 08, 2013 :
What a beautifully told little story. If my daughter wasn't 26 I'd read it to her at bedtime. I'll keep it for my future grandchildren instead. Love it.
(review of free book)