Jayne D'Alessandro-Cox is an award winning, top rated, analytical historian, and critically acclaimed author and audio book producer.
Ms. Cox was born and raised in Farmingdale, Long Island, NY. Offered a scholastic scholarship to Adelphi University in Garden City, NY., Ms. Cox majored in Business Administration, and minored in Spanish at the University of Seville, Spain. While abroad, she did extensive traveling throughout Spain, Portugal and Israel.
During her college years, Ms. Cox was recruited by the "Jet-Set Majorettes", which performed choreographed routines at Shea Stadium pre-game and half-time shows for the Jets pro-football team, “during the, larger than life, Joe Namath era”, as she amusingly calls it.
Upon graduation, Ms. Cox worked for Northwest Orient Airlines in Manhattan. After marrying Chicago chiropractor, Dr. Douglas Cox, they moved to Charlottesville, Virginia, and they raised their two daughters. She is a grandmother of two.
Ms. Cox is the author of three Christian books, A Miracle in Bethlehem, A Passover Blessing, and Happy Birthday Precious Lamb, which in 2017 were re-published into one book entitled, Jesus for Children~A Trilogy of Short Stories.
In 2017, her paperback, a secular biography/autobiography, on Thomas Jefferson's early years, entitled Thomas Jefferson-From Boy to Man, received "1st Place Winning Biography" by Pacific Book Review, and "Honorable Mention" and a "5-Star" rating by Readers Favorite. The audiobook received a "Bronze Medal" and a "5-Star" rating by Readers Favorite, as well as "Finalist" in the Multi-Voice Actor category by the Audio Publishers Association.
Ms. Cox is an instructor for OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) through the University of Virginia, regarding her book, Thomas Jefferson~From Boy to Man.
Ms. Cox enjoyed volunteering at Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson, visiting historic homes throughout Virginia, and is a Jefferson enthusiast. She is a 2003 EAS Body-for-LIFE Grand Champion and founder of the Bar-"Belles" Weights Class for Women which has been in operation since 2004.
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Thomas Jefferson-From Boy to Man
paperback, Kindle, and MP3 audiobook is available thru Amazon
Jesus for Children - A Trilogy of Short Stories
Paperback is available thru Amazon