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  Firestorm

  Secret of the Night Ponies

  Blown Away

  Midnight Rider
    Make Invisible Ink

  Thunder From
  the Sea

  Shadows on the
  Sea

  Joshua's Song

   Star in the Storm

  The Wishing Sky

   The Creatures of
  Sand Castle Key

   The Dark Side of
   the Creek

   The Mysterious
   Dr. Chen

   ShadowBear

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Hello! I'm so glad you came!
Joan Hiatt Harlow


In this Web site, you'll hear how I came to be a writer.

The characters in my books will tell you about themselves and their stories.

You'll read about awards, what kids say.

You'll also get a glimpse of my new books.

Enjoy!

Little Girl left arrowThat's me! Fours years old and heading to the library.



Joan third birthday
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Ever since I learned to read (at the age of four) I wanted to be a writer, My mother told wonderful tales about her birthplace, Newfoundland. My grandmother gave me books that were classics and explained the "unexpected ending" in books by O. Henry.

I also loved mythology, fairy tales, folk tales, Nancy Drew, Judy Bolton, my mother's books of the month (which I opened and read before she did!) and encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesaurus. I loved words — and still do!

Little girl

With this background my dream was to write books that children everywhere would love just as I cherished the stories I read as a child.

My dream came true, which goes to prove the old saying, "if you can dream it you can make it happen."
I HOPE YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE, TOO.

Little girl

Thanks so much for VISITING!



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