Author, Teacher, Speaker, ESL specialist.
Joan lives in the New Jersey/New York Metropolitan area and has an M.S. in Journalism, an M.S. in English as a Second Language, and an M.S. in Elementary/Special Education. She has taught ESL in South Korea, Hong Kong, and Vietnam–to name a few countries.
Nonfiction books for children has been a primary focus, including books on autism and leadership for young students. She is the author of Jamie is Autistic, Go for it Leadership Handbook for all Students, and Let it Go, Let it Flow Leadership. Recently Joan has also created a writing pocket book for ESL adults looking to improve their writing, presentation, and communication skills: The Write Rules.
In fiction, Joan has written short stories that have appeared in online mystery and suspense publications. Her first novel, Secret Desires is now available and she is working on a historical suspense novel now.
JR has also published photography from Thailand in a UNICEF Desk Calendar. Her work also is archived in the New York Historical Society. She is a freelance journalist and ESL adjunct and has done speaking and teaching engagements with both corporations and public agencies.