One Foot

One Foot


          Joan is a native Kansan and grew up in a rural farming community at the edge of the Kansas Flint Hills.  She currently owns and retreats to the farm originally owned by her great-great grandparents. She has recently retired to pursue writing and loafing full time. She is a Master Naturalist and is in leadership in her church.  Joan writes poetry, prose and devotionals.  

Works in Progress: 
                         Emily Hatman’s Foster Home for Cats,  a novel for middle readers, 2012
                         New Beginnings at Emily Hatman’s Foster Home for Cats, a novel 
                                   for middle readers, 2012

Published Articles and Poetry: 
               "One Foot in the City," Featured Blog, GRIT, May/June, 2012.
              "Book review of The Nature Principle," Newsletter of Friends of the 
                               Great Plains Nature Center, April,    2012.
 “Siblings,” in Trillium Trails, 1999.
“There are Good Mornings,” in The Bulletin of the Cavalier King Charles
                      Spaniel Club, 1999.
“The Quail Family,” ibid.
“Laughing Cavalier,” ibid.
“Prairie Pasture,” Compendium of poetry from the 1998 competition of the
                    Augusta Arts Council, Augusta, Kansas, 1998.

Published Devotionals in In The Spirit, the newsletter Women’s Ministry of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church:
            “Overusing Tradition”
“Do you Have a Healthy Heart?”
“Here’s to New Beginnings”
“Angels With One Wing”
“Happy to Lead, Content to Follow”
“The Parenting Test”
“Casting Seeds on January Snow”
“Despite the Drought, Abundance”
“The Well-Lit Christian”
“God’s Loving Forgiveness”
“A Future for At-Risk Students”

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