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I am inspired by my grandchildren's love of life, their big personalities and their wonderful imagination.

I wrote my first book "I Love To Go Camping" after my grandson experienced camping at the young age of four. I loved listening to his stories of his camping trips and watching his eyes light up as he shared with me his first time experiences. 

After my first book I began writing other stories and realized how much I enjoyed the journey of storytelling.

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I love Southern California! 

From our national forests to our beautiful beaches.

I live in the Lake Arrowhead area and love everything about our California mountains, from the huge, fragrant, cedar trees, to the changing of the four seasons. 

I also enjoy visiting our local beaches, taking long walks on the beach with the clean, fresh air and listening to the relaxing sound of the waves crashing.

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My favorite past time, of course, is spending time with my grandchildren, sharing their new discoveries. I also love writing, painting, hiking, bike riding and spending time with my loving and supportive husband of 32 years.

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About JoAnn

The word Serendipity means “the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way”. It is said that the word ‘Serendipity’ was coined by Horace Walpole, an English Art Historian in 1754. He was inspired by the Persian fairy tale “The three princes of Serendip”. In this fairy tale, the three heroes were always discovering some new fortunate things without any real quest. 

I was born in Wisconsin and moved to Southern California where I grew up in a small town. I would not consider my childhood to be exciting and full of new experiences. 

Growing up, I did not like school but I took every art class available because I loved drawing, painting and just being creative. I used my creativity in different aspects of my life but never thought of using my talents in a career until I wrote and published by first children's book.

I attended a local college after graduating high school, taking art classes and I also attended a few trade schools, in my younger years. Then my life took an unexpected turn into real estate.

Real Estate has been a very rewarding & successful “accident”. I have been a Real Estate Broker for over 16 years, my husband and I have also been self employed owning several successful companies in the last 32 years of our marriage. I say “Serendipity?”

Meeting my husband, Charlie, and experiencing our “Serendipity” life together, with one adventure after another, I am truly a lucky girl.


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Contact me to purchase my children's books for that special one in your life or as a gift. Watch for details about my HOLIDAY GIFT PACKAGE coming soon. 


Orange County Children's Book Festival

Sunday October 6, 2019 from 9:30am - 4pm

At The Orange Coast Collage

2701 Fairview Rd. Costa Mesa, CA 

Free Parking

110+ Exhibitors & Vendors

120+ Authors, Illustrators & Storytellers

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