JoElle was born in the Pacific Northwest. When she was a young girl, she moved with her family to Guadalajara, Mexico. She has since lived in South Texas,Central Texas, the Bay Area of California, and now her home is in Northern Nevada.
She has spent many years traveling the scenic highways of America with her husband. During this time she found the inspiration to write her novels.
JoElle comes from a large family. With two older brothers and three younger sisters, she enjoyed the middle spot while growing up. (She was the official tattletale - a title none of her siblings ever let her forget). Though she loved playing outside as a child, she was also a bookworm.
Married shortly after graduating high school, she and her husband have been happily married over 30 years. A big reason why JoElle firmly believes in happily ever afters!
JoElle and her husband are very proud parents of one son, adore their daughter in law, and enjoy spoiling their four grandchildren.
Ever since she was a little girl, and wrote her first multi-page story in fourth grade, JoElle knew she wanted to be a writer.
She competed in Journalism in high school, winning several awards in feature writing. She has written a number of feature stories of community interest for local papers on subjects such as volunteering, guide dogs, homeschooling, and the Explorer program. She served as a regional editor for a homeschooling newsletter and has had a number of short stories and articles published in e-zines. You learn more about JoElle and her non-fiction writing at www.rodriguezmarie.com.