She joined DWPC in March and is the author of “Small Secrets.”
Joan says, “Reading a good book is like hanging out with new friends. If you’re going to invest the time, you have to love the people, and they can’t be boring. I mine my life to create characters who are fun yet flawed, charming yet complex. Just as in real life, the plot grows out of the motivations and mistakes of the characters. Then, somehow by magic, themes and symbols sneak in.”