Joan Reardon

Joan Reardon is an author and attorney from Youngstown, Ohio. Her love for Midwestern history and folklore inspired her debut novel The Grimsbane Family Witch Hunters, which will be published by Simon & Schuster in August 2024. Her second middle grade novel, Dad Rock Dragon Quest, will be released in Summer 2025. Joan holds a BA in history from The Ohio State University and earned her law degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Law. When she’s not writing, Joan enjoys going on adventures with her wonderful husband, Ben, and spending time with her incredibly large, incredibly loving family.


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