Joni Jesme is employed in the creative world of marketing working on web design, creative story content, social media as well as utilizing her inspired pen to help clients’ stories come to life. “There's a reason we remember stories from childhood days – they have a huge impact.” It is this childhood memory, the enjoyment and laughter that she brings out in her book, White Chair Days.
While creativity and adventure are a big part of her personal life— photography, writer/author, kayaking, hiking, travel and the great outdoors anywhere near water—she will quickly proclaim, “I love dirt! Every child has the right to get their hands dirty, drink cold water from a garden hose, know where their food comes from, how to grow it, harvest it, and simply enjoy it.”
After starting a 6,000 sq. ft. “teaching-giving garden” that’s taught hundreds of youth, she took her concept on the road as a guest speaker in hopes to inspire others to start their own teaching gardens and encourage.
Jesme continues to stretch her creativity and has found encouragement from a quote by Eleanor Roosevelt, “Do one thing every day that scares you.” And stretch she does.
When sharing her first White Chair Day episode, she was surprised with the unprecedented sharing of stories from others with their own similar, unique and often humorous WCD moments. Taking the plunge, she gathered these moments, and set out to share them in print. White Chair Days is the first collection of stories, in the White Chair Days book series.
Jesme lives in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota and is currently working on a series of children’s books with her two adult sons, Aaron and Evan who each have their own creative uniqueness from which she draws inspiration. A water loving gal and self-proclaimed guppy, you can find her wandering the woods with her hiking and walking side kick, a Labrador named Miss Nala.
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