Author Joan Schoettler grew up in the San Francisco Bay area, where hikes in the Sierra and late dinners on warm summer nights have been inspiration for her writing. She has been an elementary teacher, school literacy specialist, student teacher supervisor, and professor of reading and writing for elementary teachers.
Schoettler taught children’s literature and storytelling at California State University. She earned a master’s degree in reading and writing from the University of San Francisco and a BS in social science. Schoettler is a member of the Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and the American Library Association. She won the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature for the best picture book of the year in 2013.
Joan Schoettler lives in Fresno, California with her husband Bob.She has three adult sons and eight grandchildren with whom she shares her love for nature and children’s literature.
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