Jo Anne Meekins is a native New Yorker, who started writing narrative poetry at the age of 12. In 1993, she founded Express Yourself Creations and specialized in personalized poetry. She also provided desktop publishing services for the purpose of helping others to convey their feelings and represent their image in an authentic, effective and professional manner. In 2009, Jo Anne founded Inspired 4 U Ministries, LLC, to provide inspirational products, services and information that inspire hope, strengthen faith and increase self-awareness. Inspired 4 U Publications followed in 2014 with the publishing of her 3rd book, "How to Self-Publish in Excellence within 10-Days."
In addition to being an Author, Jo Anne is a Publisher, Coach and Speaker, whose survival credits include rape, betrayal, fear, loneliness, and divorce. She is on a mission to Empower Women to speak their truth out loud, value themselves, and BE victorious over unfavorable circumstances and situations; Assist Writers to publish projects in excellence; and Support Entrepreneurs to manage web content, and create products, documents, and promotional materials to enhance their services and brand. (For the new/ start-up entrepreneur, the technically challenged, and the social media and web impaired - see Web Services).
Jo Anne's background includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Community Mental Health from New York Institute of Technology; Certificates in Poetry and Journalism from Writers Institute; Communication Skills from NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies; and Spiritual Life Coaching from Destiny Coaching Academy. She also has 7-years of corporate work experience as a Policies & Procedures Writer for Healthfirst, Inc.
For more information, visit her website at http://inspired4uministries.com.