Joanne Vassallo Jamrosz is the author of “Skating Forward: Sixteen Amazing Young Women Celebrating Life on Ice.” This 2010 release has received numerous accolades in the figure skating world and was named one of the top ten 2010 inspirational summer reads by Quest Magazine.
Her 2012 release “Still Skating Forward” received the Mom’s Choice Awards Silver Medal for best Young Adult Non Fiction and the Purple Dragonfly Children’s Book Awards Gold Medal for Best Children’s and Young Adult Sports Book.
Joanne has nearly twenty years experience as a contributing writer with United States Figure Skating. She is the author of numerous articles for Skating Magazine and she works as a contributing writer for U.S. Figure Skating’s web page “Spotlight” profiling stories of figure skaters and clubs across the United States. She is also a sometime contributor for the nationally recognized figure skating Ice Network.
She is a 1981 graduate of Utica College where she holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism.
Joanne currently resides in Upstate, New York with her husband Gregory, a veterinarian, and their golden retriever puppy April. She also covers numerous skating events for U.S. Figure Skating in the North Atlantic region. “Skating with the World” is her third book.