Roberta Jacobson & Fritz

Roberta Beach Jacobson – Karpathos, Greece



Roberta Beach Jacobson, Author

Roberta Beach Jacobson is a full-time author and humorist who specializes in travel writing and stories about animals. She has ghostwritten, fact-checked, translated, edited or contributed to 40+ books published on four continents.

Hundreds of her articles have appeared in newspapers and magazines, some syndicated by King Features and The New York Times Syndicate. She blogs as “The Cat Lady” for the Seattle Post Intelligencer, rated 24th in top newspaper Websites by Nielsen Online (July 2008), with 1,600,000 unique visitors per month.

She makes her home in a mountainous village on the remote Greek island of Karpathos, where animals outnumber people. This is where she first met Fritz, the all-white cat with petal pink ears. He became the inspiration for the story she shares in Almost Perfect.

She is a member of the Cat Writers’ Association, the Dog Writers Association of America and the National Society of Newspaper Columnists.

Professional Background

  • Current: Freelance Writer
  • 1993: Pacific Western University, Ph.D. in Behavioral Science
  • 1986: Boston University (Germany campus), Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study
  • 1982: Boston University (Germany campus), Masters of Education
  • 1980: University of the State of New York, B.S.
  • 1978: Northern Virginia Community College, A.S.

Volunteer Work and Other Activities

  • Founding member of Animal Welfare Karpathos, where she volunteers regularly
  • Professional member of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists (NSNC), Dog Writers Association of America (DWAA), and the Cat Writers’ Association