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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