Everywhere Blue is about a 12-year-old girl with an undiagnosed anxiety disorder who loves music, math, and everything in its place. When her older brother disappears from his college campus, her family starts slipping away from her.
Author Bio (Short)
A former children's bookseller and a two-time brain aneurysm survivor, Joanne Rossmassler Fritz now writes full time. She played the oboe in school, but these days, instead of playing classical music, she merely listens to it. She and her husband live in southeastern Pennsylvania and are the parents of two grown sons.
Author Bio (Long)
Joanne Rossmassler Fritz grew up in a house filled with books and music. Her earliest memories include sitting on the gray carpet in front of the hi-fi, listening to Peer Gynt Suites, and following her mother around the house holding a book and begging to be read to. She dabbled in poetry and short stories for much of her life, but didn't get serious about it until she survived her first brain aneurysm rupture in 2005. After that, Joanne realized if she was ever going to be a writer, she needed to put more effort into it and needed to learn. She joined SCBWI, attended workshops, found critique groups, and kept writing. She accumulated fifteen publication credits (poetry and flash fiction) in small literary journals for adults before having a children's story published by Highlights magazine in 2016. After her second aneurysm rupture in 2017, it took a lot longer to recuperate. That illness helped her focus on what really matters. Her family. And books. Joanne started writing a verse novel in 2015 and it has gone through several major changes to become EVERYWHERE BLUE. Joanne and her husband live in southeastern Pennsylvania and are the parents of two grown sons.