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JoAnn Flammer is a freelance writer and a retired elementary teacher. She is living 'happily ever after' in Adirondack, NY, with her husband of 50 years, Lee. They raised three beautiful daughters, Kathie, Sandi, & Debbie, and have been blessed with four delightful grandchildren: Brianna, Kristina, Andrew and Amber; two step-grandchildren, Kristyn and Alex; and now Bobby who married their granddaughter, Brianna. The girls, grandchildren, and spouses (Dan & Rich) continue to reside on Long Island.
For the past twenty years, JoAnn has been writing teaching ideas and strategies for The Education Center’s Mailbox Magazines.She also published a parent page for summer reading in Frank Schaffer’s Schooldays. She recently published See Me Learn: Reading Begins at Home filled with tips and strategies for parents who want to boost their children’s learning ability, especially in reading and writing, so they will experience academic success.
JoAnn's teaching certifications include grades N-6, English 7-12, and Reading K-12. Her passion teaching struggling readers led her to write three 'short' chapter books with age appropriate vocabulary for ages 8-12. The first one is about a boy who wishes his younger sister into a dragon’s cave. The second is about a princess who wants her castle saved from a greedy uncle. And the third has the same characters saving children from being bopping zombies. The Last Wish, Pukeweed Soup, and Beneath Windom Castle will captivate frustrated readers who are often overwhelmed by too much print, and independent readers will easily find the time to share in the characters' adventurous, magical journeys to Windom.