JoAnn Arnold has a life-long background in the arts. Born in Price, Utah, she grew up in the rural town of Huntington, Utah and attended North Emery High School. In high school she was involved in music and drama, and even won a "Superior" in state competition for one of her humorous readings. She and her husband raised four sons. After the youngest son started school, she went back to work part-time, as the Orangeville City Treasurer, a postition she filled for eighteen years. She helped organize the Emery County Community Theatre and served as its chairman for 15 years. During that time she directed several musicals and had the lead in several others. She wrote two Children's Musicals for an elementary school, even sharing the role of songwriter for them. She's written several other plays and has written several children's books and ghostwritten two other books for another author. Now that she and her husband have reached their retirement years, they live in Santa Clara, Utah. JoAnn sings in the Southern Utah Heritage Choir, and enjoys numerous hobbies.