Associate Editor Joanne Reese started life in the beautiful Hudson Valley region of New York, where a frozen pond became a perfect landscape for her dreams to take root. Through the years, figure skating melted into the desire to become a prima ballerina. She has the broken pointe shoes and callouses to prove it.
Nowadays, Joanne finds expression through writing. She launched her writing career with magazine publications. Her devotions have been published in Light from the Word and on CBN.com. She’s had articles published in The Christian Communicator, Light & Life, P31 Woman and Vista magazines. She’s also written regularly for the Living Series magazine in the Central Valley of California.
Joanne completed her first novel in January and is waiting to hear back from a coveted list of literary agents. She will be launching a freelance-editing business, where she’s chosen to specialize in romance novels and the memoir. Her first collaborative writing project is well underway, where she will be providing a voice for a human trafficking survivor.
As the assistant for Kathy Ide Book Services, Joanne provides support for one of the most sought-after editors in the industry. She is also a member of The Christian Pen. She’s recently been invited to contribute to Splickety Publishing Group to assist with copyediting. When she’s not busy with even coordinating, Joanne finds herself reading, posting reviews to A Leisurely Look at Literature, and commiserating with the protagonist for her next novel.