RI Authors Showcase and Giveaway! Meet Joanne Perella

Each day this month, meet a Rhode Island author! Comment on the blog post for a chance to win our Grand Prize (a $200 Amazon gift card) or our Bonus Prize (a $100 Amazon gift card). Some authors are giving away books, too – your comment enters you into their drawing as well. (see details at the bottom of this page)

Joanne Perella, who is currently working on her first novel, has been a regular contributor to the Association of Rhode Island Authors’ annual anthologies. In 2017, her short story “Running on Empty” appeared in Under the 13th Star. In 2018, “The Hat on the Bed” was included in Selections, and in 2019, her story “The Big Ride” was part of Past, Present, and Future. Based on the quality of her writing in these short pieces, I’m looking forward to reading Joanne’s first novel!

Joanne has been writing for as long as she can remember.  She has taken several courses on creative writing and is preparing to fulfill her dream of completing a novel.  Her hobbies besides writing and reading are photography, biking, travel, and collecting/selling antiques.

Joanne’s essay “All Aboard!” was chosen for a segment on National Public Radio’s “This I believe” series.  She read the essay, which is about her love of trains and train travel, on NPR.

Joanne spent most of her career working for the Social Security Administration as a claims representative, but she has also worked as a court reporter and a real estate agent. In her spare time, she volunteers for the Rhode Island Community Food Bank.

You can leave a comment on each day’s blog post during November, for up to 30 chances to win. Daily giveaways by authors will be drawn one week after publication. The author will contact the winner to coordinate delivery. Grand Prize and Bonus Prize will be drawn and announced December 8.

19 thoughts on “RI Authors Showcase and Giveaway! Meet Joanne Perella

  1. We love trains, too. Our grandson is a big fan of them and pretty much draws trains during free drawing time at school. I used to work in a library and have come across some good anthologies. It’s nice meeting you.

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  2. Thank you so very much for introducing us to Joanne Perella, her stories sound like very goo reads! Congratulations on all your endeavors. Have a Great weekend and stay safe.

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