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Joan Merriam

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Nevada City, California
As a graduate intern at a Sacramento CBS-affiliate television station, Joan became involved in the story that would ultimately form the basis for her nonfiction book, Little Girl Lost: A True Story of Shattered Innocence & Murder, which sold over 400,000 copies worldwide. She has authored feature articles, commentaries, profiles, and columns which have appeared in dozens of national and regional magazines and newspapers. Among them are AARP Magazine, Sacramento Magazine, Sierra Heritage, the Sacramento Bee, and Vidura: The Press Institute of India Mass Media Magazine. Joan has been the recipient of awards from the Society of Professional Journalists as well as Writer's Digest magazine; in 2021, she received an Honorable Mention from the New Millennium Awards for her article, "Whispers of a Forgotten Plague." She has also been honored with dozens of awards for her civic work, including the Paul Harris Award from Rotary International for community service. An avid dog-lover, she writes
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