ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Joan Schweighardt is the author of six novels, a memoir, two children's books and various magazine articles, including a 10-page story (featuring photos by photographer Michael Dooley) in Parabola Magazine. She is also a regular contributor to Bloom, where she conducts interviews with people who found their passion after the age of 40 for her Bloomers Blazing column. Joan regularly provides book reviews for the Five Directions Press newsletter, and she heads up a feature called "Five Directions Press Authors Dish," also for the newsletter. Five Directions currently publishes Joan's fiction titles, while her children's titles are with Waldorf Press.
In addition to her own projects, Joan has worked as a publisher, agent, ghostwriter and editor.
Water vine in Amazon rainforest: Photo Credit: Michael Dooley Photography