Clyde Jeanette Shore, named after her father and paternal grandmother, favors being called, Jeanette. She grew up on a tobacco farm situated on Chicken Bridge Road, located in Chatham County, Pittsboro, North Carolina.
In My Purpose For Dying, Jeanette opens a heart-felt door by honoring a promise made to her youngest brother, Ricky Frederick Shore, to write his life story. A LGBTQ work of nonfiction, it’s the story of Ricky’s fierce life spirit since birth, his journey coming to terms with being gay, and eventually contracting AIDS during the height of the 1980’s pandemic.
Jeanette is well traveled, appreciates innovative cuisine, and enjoys rock n’ roll, gospel, blues and folk music. You can find Jeanette writing in the early morning hours. Retired, she currently resides in Greensboro, North Carolina, and shares a loving relationship with her daughter, and family.