Joan Noeldechen


838 2nd St. South West
Winter Haven, FL 33881

Author's Bio

Joan Noëldechen has been published in many of June Cotner’s books ( and gift items since 1997.  Most recently her work has appeared online in 2018, 2019, & 2020 and in Baby Blessings (ed. by June Cotner, Andrews McMeel Publishing), Soar: Follow Your Dreams (ed. by June Cotner, Andrews McMeel Publishing), Garden Blessings: Poems, Prayers, & Prose Celebrating The Love of Gardening (ed. by June Cotner, Viva Editions), Back to Joy: Little Reminders to Help Us Through Tough Times (ed. by June Cotner, Andrews McMeel Publishing), and Toasts! The Ultimate Collection of More Than 400 Toasts, Graces, and Blessings (ed. by June Cotner & Nancy Tupper Ling, Viva Editions).  Her poetry has been published in Chronogram by Luminary Publishing, September 2014 and The Rockhurst Review 28, Spring 2015.  Her early work can be found in the Thomas Wolfe Review, the Oxford American, the Angle Street review, and in Ashes & Embers: Complete Poems 1979-1999 (iUniverse, 2000).  Her bio has been listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in The American South and Southwest, and in Who’s Who Among American Women.   She is the author of screenplays, plays, essays, editorials, and prose since 1976. From 1979-85 Joan appeared in over twenty-five plays and is related to Hollywood television producer, singer, and musician Dick Noel, musician Ann Percival, and graphic novel artist H.C. Noel. Betrayal in Your Beekman Arms ( is a collection of poems written about upstate New York and is a follow up to Takoma Poems, To Dream of Dancing and The Vortex (  She has completed six new collections of poetry: ALPINE POEMS…The Loon, Cinders & Brooms, Icons, The Barren Woods, and The Apache Dancer.  She has been a member of American Poets and is a graduate of Flagler College.  Some of her other work can be found in Beyond Katrina, Swings Hanging From Every Tree, and MLK: An Anthology of Poetry. Her books are available online at,,, and

Flat Rock Playhouse, Apprentice 1985 

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Publications & Prizes

Baby Blessings (Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2017)
Soar! Follow Your Dreams (Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2014)
Back To Joy (Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2014)
Garden Blessings: Poems, Prayers, & Prose Celebrating the Love of Gardening (Viva Editions, 2014)
Miracles of Motherhood: Prayers & Poems for a New Mother (Center Street/Hachette Book Group USA, 2014)
Toasts! The Ultimate Collection of More Than 400 Toasts, Graces, and Blessings (Viva Editions, 2014)
Serenity Prayers (Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2009)
Dog Blessings (New World Library, 2008)
To Have & To Hold: Blessings for Newlyweds (Aspect/Time Warner, 2007)
Forever In Love (Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2006)
Pocket Prayers (Chronicle Books, 2006)
2006 Everyday Blessings: 365 Days of Inspiration, Comfort, and Gratitude (Sourcebooks, 2005)
House Blessings (Cotner Ink, 2004)
Bless the Day (Kodansha International, 1998)
Bedside Prayers (Harper Collins, 1997)
Rockhurst Review
Thomas Wolfe Review
Prizes won: 

Best Actress 1981

Thespian Award 1981

Best Actress, College

Writing Contest, Borders Bookstore, Atlanta

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Thomas Wolfe, Rita Dove, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Alice Walker, Elizabeth Berg, Emily Bronte (poetry), Olive Ann Burns, Harper Lee, Betty Smith, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Silvi Richardson, Eugenia Price, Charlotte Bronte, Carl Sandburg, Amy Tan, Lucy Maud Montgomery, Walt Whitman, Edgar Allan Poe, Glimmer Train (RIP), Antoine de Saint-Exupery, Rilke, William Saroyan, Edmond Rostand, Alan Jay Lerner, Rod Serling, Edward R. Murrow...many more...
What I'm reading now: 
Science and Health by Eddy, Go Set A Watchman by Lee, The Bible by Various Authors, The Complete Works of Thomas Wolfe by Thomas Wolfe, Frankie Liked To Sing by Seven, The Book of Common Prayer by

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West Islip, NY
New York
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Bay Shore, NY
New York
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Last update: Oct 11, 2020