About Joan Foley Baier
Several of her short stories for children were published in children’s magazines (Pilgrim Publishing, Whenever Whatever) in the ‘70s, after which four children and a full-time job interrupted her writing career. Eventually, Baier was a technical writer for Eastman Kodak Company, where the company published on a world-wide basis (and for which she won awards from STC—The Society for Technical Communication) her user and procedures manuals, and a training video. Additionally, she wrote a bi-weekly column for The Greece Post, a community newspaper, and published on a free-lance basis interviews and events in other local newspapers. More recently, her work has appeared in such children’s magazines as: Shine Brightly, My Friend, and in adult issues, like Angels on Earth, GRIT Magazine, Fundsforwriters.com, Glasswoman.com. In 2006, she designed and wrote a monthly newsletter for her local mayoral campaign (he and a trustee were elected in a major upset). In December 2012, her novella, Roar of Revenge, was published in digital format by Soul Mate Publishing Company. (This book has out-lived its contract and is out of publication now.)
During her career at Kodak, she was on the Board of Directors (eventually its first woman president) of Rochester’s CYO (Catholic Youth Organization) and was active in STC, for one term its Program Director in Rochester. She is an active member of RACWI (Rochester Area Children’s Writers & Illustrators), SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators), MOI (Murder on Ice, the local chapter of Sisters in Crime) and CWG (Canandaigua Writers Group).