Joan Leotta

Joan Leotta

Author


Including essays, poetry, short stories and young adult fiction, Joan Leotta is a versatile and award-winning author, poet, and story performer.

Leotta has been playing with words on paper and on stage from the first time she could hold a pen and climb. She gathers inspiration for writing and performing from everyday incidents and objects. She has been a story performer, mostly for children, for more than thirty years--including historic characters and folklore shows. To her credit are four young adult novels, numerous plays and poems, and a picture book called "WHOOSH!"

Joan attended Ohio University and Johns Hopkins, where she concentrated on international relations and economics.

Joan grew up in Pittsburgh now lives, and spends a lot of time walking the North Carolina beaches, with her husband Joe. Her motto is “encouraging others through pen and performance.”

Award Winning

First Place | Children's Short Story | Charlotte Writers Club | 2013

First Place
Children's Short Story
Charlotte Writers Club
2013

"The Secret of Greatness"
Third Prize
Alabama Writer's Conclave
July 2012
Editor's Choice for Thunderbolt | The Wordsmith Journal Magazine | 2012

Editor's Choice for Thunderbolt
The Wordsmith Journal Magazine
2012

Books

WHOOSH! by Joan Leotta
Summer in a Bowl by Joan Leotta
Rosa and the Red Apron by Joan Leotta
Rosa's Shell by Joan Leotta

Links

Joan Leotta at Barnes & Noble
Cooking with Mary and Friends: Review
Journal of Tar Heel Tellers
Lieurance, Suzanne "Joan Leotta - Publishing News" The Working Writer's Club
Myrtle Beach Online
Joan Leotta interviewed on WHQR 96.7 FM
Joan Leotta on BookLikes
Joan Leotta on Facebook
National Federation of Press Women
NC Writers Network: Hats Off to Joan Leotta!
Recipes for Success