Bio

USA Today bestselling author Joanne Rock turned a passion for writing into a career 

Joanne Rock

when imaginary characters kept her awake at night, demanding she tell their stories.

The author of over one hundred romances in a variety of sub-genres, she enjoys small-town family sagas as much as high-drama glitz and glamour. Joanne has won numerous awards for her stories including the Romantic Times WISH Award, the Snow Globe, and multiple Cataromance Reviewer’s Choice Awards.

The four-time RITA finalist has had her work has been reprinted in twenty-six countries and translated into twenty languages. After receiving her Master’s degree in Literature from the University of Louisville, Joanne went on to teach writing, film, and fiction at colleges in KY, UT and NY.

She enjoys sharing her passion for the arts at creative writing workshops, career fairs and with aspiring writers she meets online.

  • Number of Books Published: 108 for Harlequin, 11 for Tule, 6 self-published titles and 6 Young Adult works 
  • Number of Years Writing: 22 as a published author
  • Number of Keeper Shelves: 2
  • Number of Pets: 1 kitty, Luna
  • Number of Siblings: 2
  • Number of Kids: 3 sons

What I’ve Been Doing Lately: Since the start of the New Year, I've been working hard to re-issue the best of my backlist and to create my own online shop. You may have noticed more creators starting to direct sell, and it's a path that called to me for the increased control over my work. With my own store, I can offer deals and bundles with lots more creativity, and I can have more direct contact with YOU. This way, if I run an ad for a book, I can see first hand if it worked... no more relying on other book retailers to share information about my sales. Thank you so much for visiting the store and while I'm glad for you to purchase my books anywhere you like, I'm also very excited for the chance to sell to at least some of you directly :-). 

Interests: Journal-keeping, life writing, traveling, astrology, world religions, psychology, social history, mystic traditions, Pre-Raphaelite art, the Romance poets, the work of H.D., all things medieval, studies about creativity, personality profiling. As a long-time battler of R.A., I like reading about new ways to stay healthy and cultivate a positive mindset.


Most Recent Read: The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams