Here's a little bit of background info about Joanna from her Press Kit. (How cool is it that I got sent a press kit?!??!?!) :D
Joanna Campbell Slan is the author of several nonfiction books, seven of which are specifically on scrapbooking. As soon as her son got his driver’s license, Slan broke free from the carpool lane and pursued her lifelong dream of writing a novel. Naturally, she wrote about what she knows best, scrapbooking and motherhood with a slight off center twist. The result was Paper, Scissors, Death: A Kiki Lowensein Scrap-N-Craft Mystery.
Slan grew up in tiny Vincennes (IN). She attended Ball State University where she worked fulltime at a pet shop, edited the student magazine, freelanced for the campus newspaper, and wrote a column for the Muncie (IN) Star to fund her education. She graduated cum laude with a degree in journalism and a minor in psychology.
Exploring all aspects of the communications field, Slan took a variety of jobs including positions in newspaper, radio, and public relations. She won a Silver Anvil, Public Relations Society of America’s highest honor, for her work on FarmAid, taught public relations at Illinois State University, hosted a television talk show, wrote speeches for corporate executives, and traveled the globe as a motivational speaker. Sharing Ideas Magazine has named her on of the country’s top 25 professional Speakers. Additionally, Slan is one of the early Chicken Soup for the Soul authors.
In 2004, Slan founded a contest for scrapbookers in the U.K. called “the Best of British Scrapbooking,” which still runs today. In 2007, she co-founded Sisters in Crime’s Forensic university of St. Louis.
Joanna Campbell Slan, her husband David, and her son Michael live in a suburb of S. Louis with their two dogs. Visit her online at www.JoannaCampbellSlan.com
She sounds pretty cool, don't you think? I do have to say that I can tell that she is a really nice person from all her email correspondence. Very sweet!
Oh, and here is clue number two!!!