Joan is a children's writer and illustrator, Mom and Grandma who enjoys life and creating, walking the shores of the Great Lakes with her husband and telling tales over tea.

Rochester Writer's Award for Colorful Memoir 2018

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Scrap Metal

Middle-grade 

chapter book

Releases July 5 2021

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* * * * *   "Respect for Elders,"

by Sylvia Halpert on Amazon posted July 24. 2015

* * * * *  "A Wonderful Story of Adventure,"

by Tina, posted to Amazon Sept. 13. 2015  

* * * * *   "Kessy is a Charming Story..."

by Jay Corey, posted on Amazon, Aug. 25. 1015

* * * *  "...great themes..."

by Goodreads member, posted Dec. 07.2016

* * * * *  "Snappy Text and Vivid Illustrations."

by, fellow author and Goodreads member: Tom Ulicny

* * * * *  "A recommended Buy"

by, author: Madge Lawson

* * * *  "I won this sweet book on Goodread, 

My granddaughter and I read it together..."

by, Mary Allen, Goodreads member, posted: Jan 27. 2017

    "Really cute book, ...vibrant illustrations."

posted on Goodreads Jan 21. 2017 by, Jenifer

* * * *  "...sweet read with great themes of

helping others, friendship and respect for wildlife." by, Luisa, posted to Goodreads on Dec. 07. 2016

   Snowy Lodin

* * * * * "Highly Recommended for your young reader." Posted by Goodreads member, Fred Hughes 

on Dec. 01. 2016

* * * * * "...story is well-written, ...perfect for young readers to follow along. My niece loved it...had me read it to her multiple times. The artwork is some of the best I've seen in Children's books." Posted by Goodreads member, Coleen Nov.30.16

* * * * * "Well written book ...beautiful artwork."

Posted by, Diane Fogel, a Goodreads member on Jan. 01.2017

* * * * *  "This wonderful children's tale about truth and consequences is cautiously delightful."

Posted by: Rosie Malezer for Reader's Favorite on March 06. 2017

* * * * * by: Margaret from Goodreads on Dec. 08.2016 

* * * * * by: Agnieszka from Goodreads on Jan. 29 2017

* * * * * by: Jay Corey on Dec. 04. 2016

* * * * *  by: Deborah Dwyer on Dec. 24. 2016

9 * * * * * Reviews

* * * * *  "...Lodin is a very likeable, inspiring character, ...curious and brave. I thoroughly enjoyed Snowy Lodin and recommend it to all young readers."

Poster by: Kristen Van Kampen on Mar. 11, 2017 for Reader's Favorite

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