Joan was born and raised in
Chicago, Illinois. She developed
an interest in writing poetry and short stories while in her teens. Joan married and raised a family of
four boys in Lombard, Illinois.
Joan was widowed in 1975.
She has worked full time as a stenographer, typist and waitress. and
part time as a salesclerk and phone communicator. Joan remarried in 1989, and is now retired in Florida.
Joan wrote a free verse poem
describing a previous visit to Denmark, and won a free trip to Copenhagen,
Denmark, for the bi-centennial of Hans Christian Anderson’s birthday in July of
Joan is a regular contributor of
poetry to the internet site of Spirit is Up.
Joan self published a booklet
“Catch the Vision” through the Poets of the Palm Beaches where she is a member.
Her poems are of faith,
encouragement, love and hope in times of trials, temptations, and discouraging
periods on life’s path.