Joann F Price
Personal Biography Statement
I have a passion for my family, for good food, writing, reading, and travel. I thoroughly enjoy teaching. Some of my life philosophies are gently, forcefully, eloquently noted here:
Ernest Hemingway said,"I would stand and look out over the roofs of Paris and think, 'Do not worry. You have always written before and you will write now. All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.'" One of those sentences read, "I have stood on the crowded back platform of a seven o'clock bus as it lurched along the wet lamp lit street while men who were going home to supper never looked up from their newspapers as we passed Notre Dame grey and dripping in the rain." It is writing the truest sentence, reading the most perfect story, learning from the learned, and collecting the most vivid memories through experiences, dreams, discussions and friendships that make life interesting and worthwhile.
Isak Dinesen said, “The cure for anything is salt water—sweat, tears, or the sea.”
And Eleanor Roosevelt noted: "The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."
And Joan Didion added, "I write to discover what I think."
Master’s Degree in Liberal Studies, University of Denver
Advanced Certificate in Creative Writing, University of Denver
Graduate Degree in Commercial Banking, Southwestern Graduate School of Banking, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas
Bachelor’s Degree, Library Science, with a minor in American Literature, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois
Twenty plus years experience in commercial banking, finance, financial institution management, financial planning and investments; Series 7 & 63 securities licenses
Author - Pope Benedict XVI, a biography, to be published by ABC-Clio Inc. in 2013.
Author - Prince William of Wales, a biography, published by ABC-Clio Inc. in 2011.
Author – Barack Obama: A Biography, published by Greenwood Press in 2008.
Author - Barack Obama, Voice of An American Leader, published by Greenwood Press in 2008.
Author – Martha Stewart: A Biography, published by Greenwood Press in 2007.
Author/Contributor - An Encyclopedia of Brands, published in 2009.
Author – personal essay entitled “Taking Care” that appeared in two volumes of essays, Voices of Lung Cancer in 2007, and Voices of Caregiving, in 2008.
2003 - Author, Editor, Writing Coach
2003 - Affiliate Instructor of English Metropolitan State
College of Denver
2003-2005 - Adult Education Instructor, Arapahoe Community
2000-2003 - University of Denver Publishing Institute
1977 - 2000 - Community Bank President, Board Member, Vice President, Private Banker, financial planner and investment adviser
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