Jo Ann Skousen has taught English Literature and Writing at Rollins College in Florida, Mercy College in New York, Chapman University in California, and Sing Sing Correctional Facility “up the river” in New York. She holds a B. A. in American Literature from Rollins College and an M.A. from the University of Florida. An avid traveler, she has led groups through the Mediterranean from Athens to Rome, relating the myths and Bible stories that took place in each location.
For over twenty years Jo Ann taught Scripture study classes at church while also teaching Classic Mythology and Bible Literature in her Honors English courses. Both of these teaching experiences, one focusing on religion and the other on literary archetypes, have given her great insights into the hearts and lives of the people who inhabit the scriptures. She has come to know and love the women of the Bible.
Jo Ann has been married to her husband, financial economist Mark Skousen, for over 40 years. They have lived in Washington DC, the Bahamas, London, Florida, New York and California. In addition to collaborating on 25 books, two investment newsletters, and a large conference business, they are the parents of five children who genuinely like each other. Jo Ann is never happier than when reading aloud to her grandchildren or teaching them to catch a wave at the beach.