Joan Bauer holds a master's degree in English and has worked as a trust officer in a bank. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Amethyst Review, Dappled Things, San Antonio Review, Heart of Flesh and Tiny Molecules (Observations). A novelette, "Consignment," is forthcoming in August of 2023 from ELJ Editions. Joan lives with her husband Paul in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In the course of raising three children, she has chaired fundraisers, served on boards, and volunteered frequently at church and school. Joan writes occasional book reviews for fellow WWA members.