About Joanne

Joanne Vruno


Joanne Vruno was born in Salisbury, Rhodesia, (now Harare, Zimbabwe), to very adventurous parents who were missionaries at the time. She spent her childhood in Maplewood, Minnesota houses away from Battle Creek Regional Park. Her childhood introduced her to a love of nature by exploring while hiking the woods, camping with her family, and gardening.

Today Joanne lives in St. Paul, Minnesota with her husband, Dan. She has three adult children and five grandchildren who she adores. It isn’t unusual to find her working in her yard, walking one of her dogs, or having a family picnic while spoiling her grandchildren.

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I love visiting schools and talking to students about being an author. If you are in or near the Twin Cities metro area in Minnesota please contact me at joannevruno@gmail.com

“Joys come from simple and natural things; mist over meadows, sunlight on leaves, the path of the moon over water. Even rain and wind and stormy clouds bring joy.”

-Sigurd Olson

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