Joan Marie Verba

Biography

Joan Marie Verba earned a bachelor of physics degree from the University of Minnesota Institute of Technology and attended the graduate school of astronomy at Indiana University, where she was an associate instructor of astronomy for one year. Her first occupation was as a computer programmer, then, she retrained as an editor. She has had nine years’ experience advising clients how to lose weight as part of a nationally advertised weight loss program, and has additional training as a health coach. An experienced writer, she is the author of the nonfiction books Voyager: Exploring the Outer Planets, Boldly Writing and Weight Loss Success!, as well as science fiction and fantasy novels, plus numerous short stories and articles. She is a member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, and the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. She has served on the board of directors of both the Minnesota Science Fiction Society and the Mythopoeic Society.

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Books

City Skylines Coloring Book: Easy Coloring Books for Grownups and Kids
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 240. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2015 by FTL Publications. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - General
These 25 designs are generic cityscapes for both children and adults who want easy drawings to color. Most of the drawings are simple, though some are more complex. Feel free to color entire sections or individual buildings. You can even create a mural or write on the side of a building. You can download the PDF file and print each page separately. (Note: use the PDF file; skip the epub.)
Christmas Coloring Book: Easy Coloring Books for Grownups and Kids
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 240. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2015 by FTL Publications. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Art - how to, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Holidays & Celebrations / Christmas & Advent
This coloring book is for both kids and grownups who want easy drawings to color. Most of the 26 drawings are simple, and you can add your own designs in the blank areas if you wish. You can download the PDF file and print each page separately. Whether you need a coloring book for an adult or a child, this is one to consider! (Note: the PDF file is the one to use for printing out. Skip the epub.)
Voyager: Exploring the Outer Planets
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 9,820. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2009 by FTL Publications. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Astronomy
In 1977, NASA launched the space probes Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 to explore Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. This book tells of what was known about those planets and their moons before the Voyager missions, as well as what Voyager discovered about those planets and their moons. This book is written for the middle-grade reader, and can be enjoyed by readers age 12 and up.

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