USA Today bestselling author Joanne Rock turned a passion for writing into a career when imaginary characters kept her awake at night, demanding she tell their stories. The author of over one hundred romances in a variety of sub-genres, she enjoys small-town family sagas as much as high-drama glitz and glamour. Joanne has won numerous awards for her stories including the Romantic Times WISH Award, the Snow Globe, and multiple Cataromance Reviewer’s Choice Awards. Her work has been reprinted in twenty-six countries and translated into twenty languages. After receiving her Master’s degree in Literature from the University of Louisville, Joanne went on to teach writing, film, and fiction at colleges in KY, UT and NY. She enjoys sharing her passion for the arts at creative writing workshops, career fairs and with aspiring writers she meets online.
Number of Books Published: 99 for Harlequin, 11 for Tule, 4 self-published titles and 6 Young Adult works (as of April 2022)
Number of Years Writing: 20 as a published author
Number of Keeper Shelves: 2
Number of Pets: 1 kitty, Luna
Number of Siblings: 2
Number of Kids: 3 sons
What I’ve Been Doing Lately: The winter and spring was an RA battle for me as I searched for a new medicine, but I feel like I’m seeing some light at the end of the tunnel! I hope to return to more travel later this year. In the meantime, I’m excited to share my Return to Catamount series with you this summer in a return to western settings.
Interests: Journal-keeping, life writing, traveling, astrology, world religions, psychology, social history, mystic traditions, Pre-Raphaelite art, the Romance poets, the work of H.D., all things medieval, studies about creativity, personality profiling. As a long-time battler of R.A., I like reading about new ways to stay healthy and cultivate a positive mindset.
Most Recent Read: The Guest List by Lucy Foley