From an upstate-New York-farmer's daughter to an aspiring artist at the Art Students League my life has been a great journey. My residences have included New York City, New York and Lahore, Pakistan.
Although my core is one of conservative, religious values, I am a free spirited liberal when it comes to my friendships. My strong work ethic and entrepreneurial spirit have led me from legal secretary to artist; from store owner (cartoon character clothing for adults before there were Disney stores) to newspaper publisher. "The Informer" served 8 communities in the Elizabeth, NJ area and contained only good news, advice columns and cultural event listings.
Currently I rehab old houses, watercolor and write. I am chastised by my young friends to remember my age when my energy exceeds theirs but the only ones who tire me out are my curious, loveable, energizer-bunny-grandchildren.
My biggest accomplishment to date has been successfully raising my two children who now have children of their own. That was truly a grand adventure.
Where to find Joan Gross online
Where to buy in print
Forty Days and Forty Nights, Rain, rain, Rain
Whimsey and humor, wrapped up in rhyme, make this an enjoyable read for youngsters. Eye popping, vividly colored illustrations are a delight for young and old eyes. The printed version has been out for a year, and there are reviews on Amazon.com and Goodreads.com
The Tired Purple Dragon, a Red Dog and the Unhappy Clown
Children have to make important decisions every day and their choices affect how they feel about themselves, their friendships and the formation of their character.
In these three stories, the protagonists deal with a pesky sibling, stealing and poor self image.
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