Joan Vassar

New York native, Joan Vassar is an avid reader and storyteller. Joan graduated from the High School of Graphic Communication Arts in NYC which heightened interest in journalism. She has always had the in-depth ability to astutely relate, interpret and bring words to life.  Joan works as a software analyst by day, but her true passion is storytelling. She enjoys writing narratives that bring to life the African American experience both past and present.

Joan is the author of Introduction to Love and SelfThe Black Series and her latest novel Unfortunately Francine.

“I love to hear from my readers. When a man tells me that my character made him feel a heightened sense of pride, or a woman shares with me that she enjoyed the romance rarely seen between African Americans in literature, I know I’ve done my characters justice.”
Joan currently resides in Georgia and is happily weaving great tales.


BPM: How did you choose the genre you write in?

 I choose my genre based my love for romance, black love and black family.


BPM: Tell us about your most recent work. Available on Nook and Kindle?

Unfortunately Francine is a dark romance based on the black experience. Available on Kindle.


BPM: Give us some insight into your main characters. What makes each one so special?

 Troy is the anti-hero; in this novel I explore the villain. What makes Troy special is his need to right the wrongs of the world, while being an unapologetic villain.


BPM: What was your hardest scene to write, the opening or the close?

The ending scenes were difficult, because I want to keep readers hooked.


BPM: Do you write multiple books for a series?

I do write multiple books in a series. I am currently working on book 4 in the Black Series. I have also started a new series called the Unfortunate Series.


BPM: Do you try to deliver to readers what they want or let the characters guide your writing?

I try to do both, but mainly I try not to be predictable.


BPM: Is there a certain type of scene that’s harder for you to write than others?

Erotic scenes can be very difficult.


BPM: Have you written any other books that are not published?

I have two novels written that are not published.


BPM: What projects are you working on at the present?

I’m working on book 4 in the Black Series.


BPM: Share all of your social media links.


Twitter: @jvassar0709 or


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