Location, San Francisco, CA, USA

About

An award-winning poet, reviewer and novelist, Joan’s work appears in over 150 national and international anthologies, magazines and journals. The author of three well-reviewed poetry collections, “Here and Abroad,” her chapbook of short fiction won the Cervena Barva Fiction Award and her book for writers, “You Can Be a Winning Writer: The 4 C’s of Succesful Authors,” published by Mango Press, is an Amazon #1 best seller. President Emeritus of the Women’s National Book Association and a member of the National Book Critics Circle, Joan’s debut novel, “Extreme”  published by Blue Light Ptess is set in a Silicon Valley gaming startup.

Education

MFA/Creative Writing – Mills College

BA/English/Creative Writing Emphasis – San Francisco State University

Scene Building with Carol Edgarian and Tom Jenks

Advanced Fiction with Tom Parker, Ellen Sussman and Karen Bjorneby

Professional Associations

Women’s National Book Association: Development Chair, 2012-Present

National Book Critics Circle: Member, 2012-Present

Women’s National Book Association: President, 2008-2010

Women’s National Book Association, San Francisco Chapter: President, 2004-2006

PEN/USA

World Poetry Society

International Women’s Writing Guild

National Association of Writing Women

California Poetry Society

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