Headline Kids, Fiction
Joan Spilman has an MFA in Creative Writing from Wichita State University where she was awarded the fellowship. She has published in literary journals such as “The Laurel Review,” “Short Story International,” “Willow Springs” and many others. Her awards include the John Maier Award from Marshall University, the George Garrett Prize for Best Prose from West Washington University, and a PEN Syndicated Fiction Award. She is also the author of a YA novel entitled Sansablatt Head which received a five star review from Kirkus and was called “. . . a masterfully weird adventure, likely to leave fantasy lovers in awe.” Joan has owned one duck, Digger, who now resides at the Blenko Glass Factory Pond for retired or ill-tempered ducks.