Specialties: urban fantasy, self-exploration, cooking, gardening, home
architecture, simplicity, and mainstream fiction emphasizing character
Joan Wolfe, youngest in a family of writers and passionate readers, grew up on
an island with
many books and lots of time. She soon found there is a joy in
writing words one after another, in reading them aloud, and in casting oneself
into the flow of storytelling.
During college, Joan enrolled in the few creative writing classes available.
She followed them with two years of independent study, focusing on different
approaches to creation with words. She
often wrote stories instead of
expository papers, and composed a novella for a thesis. Joan
Whitman College with a B.A. in English Literature and an unofficial minor in
Words followed Joan to her work, where documentation and editing have become
integral parts of her day. After hours, she attends and thoroughly enjoys a
local fiction writing and critique group. She stands by the value of separate
writing and editing processes, and looks forward to helping authors find and
clearly express the words that compel them.
Joan resides in western Washington with her philosopher-poet husband and a cat
with attitude. When not reading, writing, or editing, she enjoys "collecting"
cafes and visiting close friends.