JoAn Martin was working on her first children’s book when she came to my class. Today her books continue to be loved by children and published again and again, including one of my favorites, Yankee Girl: A Grand Adventure, now in its third edition from KAM Publishing. Meanwhile, JoAn has written more than 30 articles for such magazines as Stable Kids, Travelocity, Byline Magazine and educational magazines such as Learning, The Mailbox and Oasis-Good Apple. Her other books include Inventing Chloe, Good Night, Mrs. Dinglewald, Wherever You Are, and her adult novel, Retrieving Morning. A teacher and writing instructor for many years, JoAn also reviews childrens books for the The Baytown Sun, The Houston Banner, and Galveston Daily News.