Joan F. Smith

About the Author

About Joan F. Smith

Joan F. Smith is the author of The Half-Orphan's Handbook. She lives with her family in Massachusetts, where she works as an associate dean, a creative writing professor, and a dance instructor. She received her MFA in creative writing from Emerson College, and has written articles for The Washington Post and Thought Catalog on destigmatizing discussions around mental health and suicide prevention.