Born at the tail end of the Baby Boom, Joni Hubred grew up in small towns and developed a curiosity about their secrets and histories.

The veteran, award-winning community journalist launched farmingtonvoice.com, a community news website, in 2014. She self-publishes cozy mysteries and local history, and slings cheese at a mom-and-pop shop in downtown Farmington, Michigan. She enjoys speaking to small groups about her books, self-publishing, and content/social media marketing.