About Jo Ann Glim

Jo Ann V. Glim was born in Chicago and raised in the Pacific Northwest in the tiny island town of Anacortes, Washington. It was a three generational household.

Her professional career began as a disc jockey/copywriter for the Chicago radio station WSDM-FM. She's been a freelance writer for over forty years and has written two non-fiction books: "Begotten With Love." a Florida Writers Association Royal Palm Literary Award first-place recipient for Biography, and the newly released "Trapped Within."

She now lives in Bradenton, FL with her husband Bill, and their Scottish terrier, Lucy.Writing, photography, travel, church, and handbells all rock her world. Two things she loves as much as her family? A Chicago thin-crust pizza and her husband's homemade spaghetti sauce.

Jo Ann Glim’s Books

Trapped Within

That day started like any other but by lunchtime, I was fighting for my very life. A stroke is like that. You don’t see it coming. There is nothing to do but let nature take its course – no guarantee I’d live much less return to full health. So, be prepared to travel through the… [Read More]


“Begotten With Love” is a sometime turbulent, sometime rollicking biography spanning one hundred fifty years of American history and five generations of an immigrant’s family. It reads like fiction . . . but it’s not. The book brings to life each generation and lets the reader live the experiences as the characters and plots unfold…. [Read More]

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