Joan Rusted was born in St. John’s, Newfoundland.
She holds a degree in History and Political Science from Memorial University and an RSA Cambridge Certificate in TEFL in Brighton England. Joan also studied English Social History, Art and Architecture in the UK. She moved to Brighton in 1994 and worked for the next 15 years as a Technical Author and Documentation Specialist in the software and network technology industries. She now divides her time between Newfoundland and the UK.