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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  JoAnn Blackman  

Pen Name: JoAnn Fastoff

Genre: C:ADULT C:YA Fiction Mystery

Born: 1949 in Chicago, Illinois

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Blackman was born in and lives in Chicago, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

JoAnn Blackman graduated from Chicago's Harlan High School, attended Wilson Junior College, Columbia College, and acquired a BA in Marketing from an on-line university in Idaho. She has published over 100 articles in New York, Philadelphia and Chicago publications. She wrote, produced and directed three one-act plays on off-off Broadway in New York. She also wrote, directed and produced, a 3-city PBS aired television program called ''Live From The Warehouse'', and ''Herb Kent's Dusty Records'', a syndicated radio program airing in 22 cities. A former Publicist for the Grammy-Award winning group Kool and the Gang, Blackman was also an event coordinator for Graham Kerr, The Galloping Gourmet.


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