Joan Marie Verba

Writer and Small Business Owner in Minnesota

Joan Marie Verba

Writer and Small Business Owner in Minnesota

I write and publish award-winning science fiction and fantasy stories in addition to mysteries or nonfiction. Voyager: Exploring the Outer Planets was my first book, written out of my interest in astronomy, and aided by my bachelor’s degree in physics from the University of Minnesota. My first full-time job was as a computer programmer; I currently do the work of a social media manager and mobile marketing consultant. I used to be obese, but lost the excess weight over 30 years ago and kept it off ever since. For over nine years, I advised clients as a weight loss coach. I live in the Twin Cities area (St. Paul/Minneapolis), and am an enthusiastic Minnesota Twins baseball fan.

  • Work
    • FTL Publications
  • Education
    • University of Minnesota, Bachelor of Physics
    • Indiana University, Bloomington, graduate studies in astronomy