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Author Jeri Estes was born and raised in Southern CA. Her popular novel, STILETTOS AND STEEL is based on her adventures as a teenage runaway in the Tenderloin District of San Franciscoduring the sixties. Jeri was hired as the Public Relations Director at the Alcoholism Center for Women in Los Angeles - the first federally funded treatment program that accepted lesbian patients. Prior tothis, there were no recovery houses or hospital beds available for lesbians
After surviving four years in the TL, Jeri returned to her roots in the San Fernando Valley, becoming clean and sober and going back to school. She acquired a degree in nursing and thenentered the non-profit sector as an activist for women’s health issues. Privately, Jeri has spoken nationwide before thousands Jeri is currently a writer dividing her time between San Francisco and Los Angeles. Based in Studio City, she is currently working on her second novel.
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