Hearthland Publishing - Seattle
a real life how-to and how-not-to story for those who must relocate,
            Move—And Other Four-Letter Words is funny and heartening

Joan Brown

About the Author

Joan Brown - AuthorJoan Brown received her undergraduate degree in English from the College of New Rochelle in New York. In addition to teaching English and English as a Second Language, she edited and advised magazines for military wives from coast to coast from 1962 to 1987. From 1982 to 1987, she was also a speaker on military family life and coping with the stresses of a move. Since making the Pacific Northwest her home in 1987, she began publishing as a freelance writer, specializing in profiles, travel, the arts and family issues.

Brown’s credits include over 200 articles. They have appeared in such publications as U.S. Air Magazine, Woman’s World, Alaska Magazine, The Artist’s Magazine, Wildlife Art, Guideposts and Seattle Magazine as well as numerous newspapers, including The Oregonian, Seattle Times, Vancouver Sun, Cincinnati Enquirer and Spokesman-Review. She has profiled such celebrities as glass artist Dale Chihuly, humorist Tom Bodett and former Secretary of the Air Force, Sheila Widnall.

She is also the author of Colors of France: A Painting Pilgrimage, the sketchbook and story of artist Margaret Hall Hoybach’s journey through France to paint in Monet’s fabled gardens at Giverny. Brown has been featured on radio and television and appeared as a speaker before women’s and other organizations throughout the country. A native of New York, she and her husband now make their home in Washington State.