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Joan Harmon

Joan Harmon

Bellevue, Nebraska

Joan Harmon is a Midwest native, born and raised in St. Paul, Minnesota. Attending college at Gustavus Adolphus College, in St. Peter, MN; she majored in Sociology and Anthropology. Her adult career has revolved around training horses and state politics immersing herself in the observance and study of relationships.

Joan loves to read, both fiction and non-fiction, and has had a life long desire to write. As her own life recently took a sharp turn she decided the time was right to devote to her dream of writing. She has finished her first manuscript and has begun on another new story.

With her warm wit and masterful way of relating to others her stories embrace the struggles and heartbreaks in life as her characters discover the strength and wisdom to overcome them.

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About the author

I was born and raised in the
St. Paul area of Minnesota.  I love the
four seasons; yes even the winters!  You
may have heard the term “Minnesota nice”; it is a true phenomena most of us
will smile and talk to anyone especially in the awkward silence of an
elevator.  I share this tidbit because it
is at the core of what draws me to write.

I’m a big picture kind of
person and relationships fascinate me so I suppose it wasn’t too surprising
that when I went to college at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN that
I studied Sociology and Anthropology.     

I married and unfortunately divorced.  My daughter and I moved home to “temporarily”
live with my parents.  Due to unplanned
circumstances my daughter and I remained with them until she went off to

One of those unexpected
circumstances was the diagnosis of my dad; my daughter’s hero; with Alzheimer’s

Dealing with a family member
who has an incurable illness often changes our perceptions.  Watching my loving dad slowly lose his memory
and the things he cherished was heart wrenching.  My mom went everyday to the nursing home;
long after he had no idea who she was. 
There she befriended many, as only she could do.  I watched the relationships evolve and this
is eventually what my first book was inspired by. 

I lost my mom this past
summer, before I finished my book, but she knew I was writing it and I know it
both pleased and amused her. 

My stories revolve around
relationships and the inevitable challenges life throws our way; challenges
that many of us face day to day.   The characters are ones that all can identify
with and want to know.  The stories are
light and endearing on how some choose to face the unforeseen twists of fate.
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Update #1 - Off to a good start April 27, 2016


It's been an exciting first 24  hours of my book pre-order campaign!  Thank you for checking out me and my story out and for your interest in my updates!

It's a refreshing chilly and rainy morning today - one that invites my brain to want to hunker down and write.  I am already tossing around ideas for the next adventure The Last Wives Club will take.  Feel free to offer suggestions!

Thank you again for your interest and support!

Until next time....