AUTHOR

  • Scott founded and directs The Inspiration Project, a volunteer literacy program for adults with developmental disabilities 


  • A passage from Scott's novel, Tourmaline, has been painted on the wall of the Mineralogical Museum on the Island of Elba


  • The family adopted their dog, Petey, in 2004.  He had survived through the winter on his own, in the streets of Rochester.  Now he enjoys barking at every dog that walks past the house.



  • Along with their two daughters, Scott and Longenbach lived in Florence, Italy for two years.


  • Scott volunteered as an Emergency Medical Technician for three years in the 1980s.


  • Scott's novel, Follow Me, was reviewed on the front page of the New York Times Book Review.


  • Joanna Scott's play, "Speakeasy," was produced by the Todd Theater Troupe at La MaMa and toured fringe festivals around the world.​


  • Scott is a founding board member of the literary press Open Letter.

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