Introduction

Joan Marie Verba

Joan Marie Verba

Joan Marie Verba earned a bachelor of physics degree from the University of Minnesota and attended the graduate school of astronomy at Indiana University, where she was an associate instructor of astronomy for one year. She has worked as a computer programmer, and health-weight loss coach. She currently works as a writer, an editor/publisher and a social media manager and mobile marketing consultant.

An experienced writer, Joan is the author of the nonfiction books Voyager: Exploring the Outer Planets, Boldly Writing and Weight Loss Success!, as well as the novels Countdown to Action!, Action Alert!, Deadly Danger!, Situation: Critical!, Extreme Hazard!, and Danger Zone! plus numerous short stories and articles...

Upcoming Appearances

None scheduled at this time. Watch this space.

Interviews:

Situation:Critical featured on Jonathan Maberry’s blog June 28, 2011

The Genre Traveler Podcast Snippet, No. 22, Joan Marie Verba (March 21, 2011):

Or watch the full podcast

Thunderbirds books featured September 4, 2010 on Keith R.A. DeCandido’s blog:    KRAD’s Inaccurate Guide to Life

Interviews of Joan Marie Verba by Henry Jenkins, Provost’s Professor of Communication, Journalism, and Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California:
Confessions of an Aca-Fan: The Official Weblog of Henry Jenkins

An account of early Star Trek and Darkover fan fiction with Joan Marie Verba, May 17, 2010

Thunderbirds are Go and Joan Marie Verba Explains Why May 19, 2010

Darkover Short Stories Available on Fictionwise

These Darkover short stories written by Joan Marie Verba are available as ebooks (click on the title to view).

“Safe Passage,” Snows of Darkover, 1994

“The Madwoman of the Kilghard Hills,” Towers of Darkover, 1993

“An Invitation to Chaos,” Leroni of Darkover, 1991

“The Honor of the Guild,” Renunciates of Darkover, 1991

“Mind-eater,” Domains of Darkover, 1990

“Death’s Scepter,” Four Moons of Darkover, 1988

“This One Time,” Free Amazons of Darkover, 1985

Other Published Works

Articles and other short stories by Joan Marie Verba:

Revenge, Denied – a fantasy short story An Amazon Kindle Bestseller, February 2012

“The Wisest Wizard,” Mythic Circle 32, June 2010

"Working Together in a Novel Way," The Writing Group Book, Sept. 2003

“Post-It Software Notes,” ComputerUser magazine, July 1996

“Coda Music Technology,”ComputerUser magazine, December 1995

“Computer Manuscript Formatting,” SCBWI Bulletin, April/May 1995

“The Three Great Myths of Writing,” SCBWI Bulletin, Dec. 1994/Jan. 1995

“The Sum of the Parts,” Science Fiction Review, Summer 1991

“She Dunit,” Mpls./St. Paul Magazine, October 1984, p. 147

Professional Societies and Other Interest Groups

Professional Societies:

Other Interests:

  • The Mythopoeic Society, which studies the writings of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and other fantasy authors.
  • The Doctor's Exchange (Far Beyond the Stars), the official Siddig El Fadil/Alexander Siddig fan club.
  • Fanderson, the Official Appreciation Society for the Film and Television Productions of Gerry Anderson.
  • Producer of a public access TV interview show for genre authors, TV Bookshelf