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Joann Leonard

Joann LeonardJoann Rose Leonard was Texas-raised and has the chigger bite scars to prove it. She was theatre-trained and frostbitten at Northwestern University before working as an actress in New York and Paris. She raised 9 kids (2 human and 7 goats) in Pennsylvania, where she was founder and director of the MetasStages youth theatre program at Penn State University. She lived in California with her husband until recently passing. You can see more of her books at




non-Eifrig Publishing titles:

The Soup Has Many Eyes From Shtetl to Chicago; One Family’s Journey Through History (memoir, Bantam Books)

All the World’s a Stage Volumes I, II & II ( multi-cultural plays for youth, Samuel French)

The Healer of Fox Hollow (novel)

“From Page to Stage”  (chapter in Holt Rinehart Winston’s Elements of Literature)