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Jo-Anne Sieppert is the president and creator of Pen to Paper Publishing, was born in Leeds England and is currently living in Calgary, Alberta with her husband of fifteen years and her two sons. Jo-Anne has a level 2 in early childhood education and has worked with children now for over ten years. Jo-Anne is a member of CHADD Calgary and CADAC Canada, both of which are organizations for Attention Deficit Disorder. After being diagnosed with ADHD at age twenty-two, Jo-Anne has focused on learning, and advocating for ADHD. When her youngest son was diagnosed at age five, this became her passion. Jo-Anne runs an online support group for parents raising children with ADHD, she attends the monthly support meetings at CHADD, and presents in schools to teachers and parents.
Jo-Anne uses her own personal experiences to help others facing similar struggles, she does so with honesty, care, understanding and humor. She focuses on the positive aspects of ADHD along with the real life struggles, ideas and solutions to help overcome those struggles.
Jo-Anne also writes youth fiction, children’s books, poetry and articles for the online website and magazine, The Family Room. She is a regular guest on the radio show, Real Life with Susan J Sohn. Along with running the writing group Pen to Paper, Jo-Anne also attends a writing group that runs bi –weekly, and makes a point to support all local authors in her community by attending their events and adding their work to her library.