Joan Trygg (she/her)
Joan has been selling books since the olden days when she used microfiche, bound copies of Books in Print, and manual credit card imprinters. She's been part of the Red Balloon staff since 2004. She is a writer with an MFA from Hamline University, a grammar nerd, and is obsessed with Doctor Who, Star Trek, and her eight grandchildren. In 2020, she was honored to serve as chair of the National Book Award for Young People's Literature committee.
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