Roberta Beach Jacobson

Roberta Beach Jacobson

Roberta Beach Jacobson (born July 21, 1952) is an American journalist, humorist, and early ezine editor.Infobox Writer
name = Roberta Beach Jacobson

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birthdate = July 21, 1952
birthplace = Worcester, Ma
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occupation = Writer, journalist
nationality = American
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genre = Travel, romance, humor
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Jacobson was born as Roberta Beach Johnson in Worcester, Massachusetts. Her first publication came at age 8 in "Jack and Jill". After finishing high-school in 1970, she joined the United States Army which sent her to Europe. She remains an expatriate, saying "I prefer Europe. I'm where I want to be". (, 2004)

After leaving the armed forces, she followed in the footsteps of her grandfather, Robert K. Beach, and mother, Roberta Beach Johnson and became a journalist, joining the "Stars & Stripes" publication in Germany at the news desk, and later the city desk.

During her "Stars & Stripes" work, Jacobson drew attention from a column entitled, "Dear Bobby" that ran from the late 1980s to the early 1990s in the "Shoppers Bi-Weekly News", distributed in Europe.

In 1996 Jacobson became a full-time freelance writer working for travel publications, translating books and contributing to anthologies.

In 1999 she relocated to the remote Greek island of Karpathos, and became the editor of an early internet ezine, Kafenio. She also edited the ezines IslandMania (2001-2003) and InsiderEuropa (2001–2003).


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* [ Writing World Newsletter]
* [ Writer's Yearbook Review]
* [ The Journal of the Lincoln Heights Literary Society] Book review: Dying For It, Leigh Anne Wilson 2006

*Europe, AEGEAN ADVENTURES IN E-PUBLISHING.(online magazine based in Greece), March 2001
*Stripes (Official Newsletter of The European Stars and Stripes (newspaper)) October 1987
*Stripes (Official Newsletter of The European Stars and Stripes (newspaper)) January 1991
*KIDS HAVE YOU SEEN MY BACKPACK...? and Other Inspirational Stories of Non-traditional Studies, compiled by Donna Talarico, (iUniverse, Lincoln NE, 2005) ISBN 0-595-34369-4


*Associate of Science in General Studies, 1978, Northern Virginia Community College, Alexandria, Virginia
*Bachelor of Science, 1980, University of the State of New York, Albany NY (external degree)
*Master of Education, 1982, Boston University European Campus, Heidelberg, Germany
*Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study, 1986, Boston University European Campus, Heidelberg, Germany
*Doctor of Philosophy in Behavioral Science, 1993, Pacific Western University, San Diego, California (external degree)

Published works

*"Chicken Soup for the Dieter's Soul", Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen and Theresa Peluso, editors (HCI, 2006) ISBN 0-7573-0555-5
*"Chocolate for a Woman's Heart", Kay Allenbaugh, Editor (Simon & Schuster, NYC, 2001) ISBN 0-684-84896-1
*"Chocolate for a Woman's Dreams", Kay Allenbaugh, editor (Simon & Schuster, NYC, 2001) ISBN 0-7432-1777-2
*"Dying for It: Tales of Sex and Death", Mitzi Szereto, editor (Avalon Publ., NYC, 2006) ISBN 1560258578
*"From the Heart – Stories of Love and Friendship", compiled by Kendall Bell (Coastal Village Press, Beaufort, SC) ISBN 1-882943-15-5
*"Kids, Have You Seen My Backpack? and Other Inspirational Stories of Non-Traditional Students: An Adult Learner Anthology", Donna Talarico, editor (iUniverse, Lincoln, NE, 2005) ISBN 0595343694
*"Living and Working in Germany", by Nick Daws (Survival Books, London,England, 2000) ISBN 1-901130-35-5
*"Mini World 2006-07", Keiji Naka, editor (Macmillan LanguageHouse, Tokyo, Japan, 2006) ISBN 4-7773-6057-1
*"Rite of Passage - Tales of Backpacking 'Round Europe", Lisa Johnson, Editor (Lonely Planet Publications, London) ISBN 1-74059-593-9
*"The Rocking Chair Reader - Memories from the Attic", Helen Kay Polaski, editor (Adams Media, Avon, MA) ISBN 1-59337-270-1
* Sacred Fire, Maril Crabtree, editor (Adams Media, Avon, MA, 2006) ISBN 1-59337-366-X
*"Simple Pleasures of the Kitchen", collected by Susannah Seton (Conari Press, York Beach, ME) ISBN 1-57324-871-1
*"Slang", Paul Dickson (Atria ,1998) ISBN 0-671-54919-7
*"Stories of Strength", Jenna Glatzer, editor (, Morrisville, NC) ISBN 1-4116-5503-6
*"Travelers' Tales Greece", Larry Habegger, Sean O'Reilly and Brian Alexander, editors (Travelers' Tales Books, San Francisco CA, 2000) ISBN 188521152X
*"The New Official Rules", Paul Dickson (Addison-Wesley Publishing Company Inc. Boston, MA 1989) ISBN 0-201-55090-3
*"Unconditional Love", compiled by Avie Townsend (Heliographica, San Francisco, CA) ISBN 1-933037-38-5
*"Women Runners", Irene Reti and Bettianne Shoney Sien, editors (Breakaway Books, Halcottsville, NY, 2001) ISBN 1891369253
*"The Writer's Handbook 2002" edited by Elfrieda Abbe (Kalmbach Publ., Waukesha, WI, 2001) ISBN 0-87116-189-3
*Friedemann Pfäfflin, Astrid Junge - "SEX REASSIGNMENT. Thirty Years of International Follow-up Studies After Sex Reassignment Surgery: A Comprehensive Review", 1961-1991 (translated from German into American English by Roberta B. Jacobson and Alf B. Meier), [ Symposium publications] IJT Electronic Books 1998

External links

* [ Rite of Passage] Review of Rite of Passage- Tales of Backpacking 'round Europe, Emma Rodgers, Australian Broadcasting Corporation
* [] Review of Rite of Passage by Victor Dwyer

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