About the Author

Joan Broerman began her writing career by being banned from the theater. As a teen-aged drama critic for a community paper, she expressed her honest opinion and the director of the local amateur theater objected. She recovered her dignity and after graduating from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, wrote feature articles for the Louisville Courier-Journal. She won the first Pockets magazine fiction contest and has had short stories, articles, and book reviews published in magazines and newspapers for all ages. Currently at work on an adult travel book for Pelican Publishing, she is the creator of the "We Love to Write" workshops for young authors, teaches writing for the Institute of Children's Literature, and serves as Regional Advisor of the Southern Breeze Region of SCBWI.

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