About the Author

Joel Francis

Freelance Writer

Joel Francis is a freelance writer with experience in music, medicine, business, human interest and corporate communications. He has written multiple cover features on a diverse range of topics and produced a variety of articles, including album and concert reviews, features, profiles and public relations and marketing materials. Joel writes about music frequently on The Daily Record.

Professional Experience

  • Music writer for the Kansas City Star
  • Marketing content writer for GEHA
  • Reporter and editor for The Examiner
  • Associate editor for AAFP News Now
  • Senior editor for KU Endowment
  • Grant, online course writer for U, Inc.


The Kansas City Star
The Examiner
KC Magazine
KU Giving
39th + Rainbow
AAFP News Now
Family Practice Management
Blues News


Master’s of Science: Journalism, University of Kansas
Bachelor’s of Science: Journalism, Missouri State University

Community Involvement

Big Brothers, Big Sisters
Independence Literacy Council


One thought on “About the Author

  1. I just wanted to thank you very much for this enlightening article. I have already bookmarked your site, when I have more free time I am going to have to do some further reading. Well back to my dreaming of Panama or back to the books – I wonder which one is going to win out. :)

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