Bamah Joan Martin was born on June 11, 1952, in Newport News, Virginia. She grew up in the Hampton and Grafton area of York County until the age of sixteen, when she relocated to the Eastern Shore with her parents. Better known as Joan among her acquaintances, she attended Buckroe Beach High School before her move to the shore, where she then attended Atlantic High School. In 1980, she moved with her husband and three young daughters to Elizabethtown, Kentucky, where she completed her education at the Ft. Knox Education Center.
In 1984 she returned to the Eastern Shore and Chincoteague Island with her three girls and continued her education with various computer classes, along with a few courses at the Eastern Shore Community College. Mrs. Landon was employed by a government contractor before successfully winning a bid to own and operate a catering business on the NASA facility where she was employed following her daughter’s accident.
It is her hope that through this book, others who have or are currently experiencing their own tragedy or struggling to understand their own spiritual confusion will know they are not alone, and may find a little truth in their own life by the words she has written.
She was married in 1988 to William Landon; they continue to live on the shore and care for her daughter, Michele.
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