Garda Parker is a multi-published author who started writing in the third grade and never stopped. She is published in both contemporary and historical fiction and has contributed stories to fiction anthologies. Belgrave House is re-issuing her contemporary novels from Kensington's To Love Again line, featuring stories about older women finding love - for the first time or for one more time.
For many years Garda served as University Theater Manager at Colgate University. She's written two plays produced in dinner theater in Hamilton, NY, has written for college and political publications, has written study guides for books published by Random House, and contributed to a historical volume on the history of theater in Hamilton. She's given tele-courses through WriteDirections.com, and has been a featured speaker at several writers' conferences, book clubs and library functions. She's very proud of her newly released non-fiction book written with her uncle based on letters from four Union soldiers in the Civil War, ancestors of her daughter's, titled From Camp to Cannon's Mouth.
Born in Rochester, NY, Garda has lived in a 1950s TV-style house in a suburb, a hundred fifty year old haunted farmhouse in the foothills of the Adirondacks Mountains, and now in a palm tree surrounded home in Florida. She and her husband live with obviously well cared for pets - a Shih Tzu who's 16, a Maine Coon Cat who's 18, and an American gray shorthair cat who's 15. Her own life has given her much grist for the writer's mill!