Joanne Fink knows first-hand the pain of loss. In 2011 her life forever changed when her husband of 29 years died unexpectedly of a heart attack, just two days before their son’s 12th birthday. Joanne began journaling as a way of getting through her loss, and self-published excerpts from those journals in her illustrated memoir, When You Lose Someone You Love, as a gift of comfort for others who have lost loved ones. An award-winning calligrapher, author, designer and inspirational speaker, Joanne spent most of her career developing products for the stationery, gift, craft, and faith-based industries. In 2009, she founded Zenspirations®, a company dedicated to inspiring people to use their creative talents to make a difference in the world. Joanne’s down-to-earth, informative teaching style has made her books and YouTube videos popular around the world, and helped millions to express themselves creatively. Her licensed designs can be found on a variety of cards, gift and craft products. Joanne is devoted to changing the culture of grief support in America, and is currently focusing her creative efforts on developing a line of products to help others navigate the grief process. A newly published edition of When You Lose Someone You Love will be the first book in the series. Guided journals, workbooks and commemorative products will be released over the next few years. Joanne serves on the national board of the Modern Widows Club (MWC), and hosts monthly MWC chapter meetings in her home. She has recently connected with other grief industry professionals to form a Grief Masterminds group. Joanne has a long history of community service and professional involvement. She was the Founding President of the International Association for the Calligraphic Arts and was a Founding Board Member of the American Guild for Judaic Arts. Joanne has served on the Board of Directors for numerous organizations, including the Greeting Card Association and the Holocaust Center of Central Florida. To book Joanne as a speaker or workshop leader call her at 407-960-3960 or e-mail [email protected] For more information on Joanne and her work, visit her website: zenspirations.com.