National bestselling and critically acclaimed author Joanna Campbell Slan is the author of 28 fiction and non-fiction titles. Her first novel in the Kiki Lowenstein Mystery series—Paper, Scissors, Death—was an Agatha Award finalist. Her historical fiction--Death of a Schoolgirl--won the Daphne du Maurier Award of Excellence. She has also won a Silver Anvil from Public Relations Society of America for her work on the original FarmAid.
RT Book Reviews has called Joanna “one of mystery’s rising stars,” while Kirkus Reviews has said, “Slan’s mysteries are most valuable for the well-developed characters and the issues they raise.”
Joanna's personal essays have appeared in the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, and one was made into a television program on the Pax Network. The college textbook Joanna wrote—Using Stories and Humor: Grab Your Audience—has been praised as an invaluable resource by Benjamin Netanyahu’s speechwriter and has been endorsed by Toastmasters, International.
Previously, Joanna has worked as a newspaper reporter, a newspaper ad salesperson, a television talk show host, a college teacher, a public relations professional, and a motivational speaker. Sharing Ideas Magazine named her “one of the top 25
speakers in the world.”
Joanna is married to David Slan, owner of Steinway Piano Gallery, which serves metro-Washington, DC, as well as Steinway Piano Gallery in St. Louis, MO, which serves most of Missouri and much of central Illinois.They have one son, Michael, who is a professional poker player. The Slans own Team Coast Gaming, a professional League of Legends gaming team. They live with their Havenese pup, Jax, on Jupiter Island, Florida.