Happy Valentine’s Day from Joan!

My table’s set for my Valentine’s Day dinner party, and I’m looking forward to talking about my favorite subject: romance! We’ll have a lot of fun discussing subjects like, “Where was your first kiss?” and “How did you know you were in love?” Joan Johnston Review Crew...

Happy New Year From Joan!

I hosted a New Year’s Eve dinner party, and asked my guests to share their 2017 resolutions. I’m curious about your goals for the New Year. If you’d like to share, let me know! Joan Johnston Review Crew This year I’m starting a Joan Johnston Review Crew. You’ll...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Every year I invite friends to my Thanksgiving dinner who are either far away from their families or don’t have family left with whom to share the holidays. Since I’ll be spending Thanksgiving day with my daughter, son-in-law, and grandchildren in Florida,...

Mother-Daughter Trip and Book Release Update

I just returned from my annual mother-daughter trip to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, Sedona, and Flagstaff, Arizona. My daughter and I walked through spectacular Antelope Canyon and enjoyed a sumptuous dinner at Big John’s Texas Barbecue in Page just...

Joan’s New Beach Read

After three months of unpacking and arranging, I decided I was finally ready to host a dinner party in my new home. With all the beautiful summer flowers in bloom, a yellow, blue, and white nautical table setting seemed like fun. I served a kale salad, baked chicken...

Research in Jackson Hole

I spent last week in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, where I attended a writer’s conference and took advantage of the opportunity to do research for the next book in my King’s Brat series, SURRENDER. I also hiked in Grand Teton National Forest, where there were...