About the Author
Joni has been writing professionally since 1974, and has worked in the alternative health field for over 40 years as an author, educator, practitioner, and consultant. She is a licensed aesthetician and has certificates in nutrition and aromatherapy. She had a private practice in Sonoma County, California for many years, specializing in integrating alternative modalities into lifestyle and wellness programs.
In the early years, Joni wrote for a variety of natural health magazines. She was on the advisory board for one of them. Then, by happenstance, while in the waiting room of a chiropractor's office, she met a man who owned a book publishing company. She told him that she wrote for magazines. He said, "Why don't you write a book?" And so, she did, and he published it in 1996. She has been writing books ever since.
Joni grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and is a fifth-generation Californian. She embraces writing as a contemplative and personal time. She began writing in earnest when her children were young, getting up at 4:30 in the morning and writing until the family woke up. It was her best time for writing and still is.
All of Joni’s books are non-fiction. Joni's themes range from technical (her dedication to self-care, natural skin care, and wellness) to memoirs (her love for matters of the heart) to spiritual (her father's influence). Writing is not a career for her, but it is a lifestyle. She always has a writing project in the works.