Meet the Presenters 2010 - Joanna Bourne

I reached into my hat again this morning and pulled out another name to share with you. (This isĀ so exciting. I hope you're enjoying it as much as I am!)

This time, I'm going to introduce you to one of our brand new author presenters.

I first met this particularĀ author online several years ago, and have continued to be impressed by her practical, well-thought-out, clear writing advice. She's terrific.

Meet Joanna Bourne.

Joanna Bourne is the author of four Historical Romances based on Napoleonic War-era espionage. Forbidden Rose, her most recent work, will be available in June 2010 from Berkley/Penguin. Spymaster's Lady was an American Library Association RUSA genre top choice and My Lord and Spymaster is the winner of the Romance Writer's of America's prestigious RITA award.

Joanna graduated from Goucher College and Georgetown University. She spent several years working as a Research Analyst for the Congressional Research Service in Washington, DC, then taught English in Africa, before joining the State Department as a Foreign Service Officer. She's lived in Germany, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria and Iran, and spent more than a decade in England and France, the settings for her novels.

After many travels, Joanna settled down in a small town in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains. She lives with her family and the extremely furry dog and cat. She commits blog at .

Welcome, Jo!