Joanne Olszewski is the author of the 35th anniversary edition of Worms Eat My Garbage. A close friend of the book’s original author, Mary Appelhof (1936–2005), Olszewski is a fellow vermi-enthusiast. Joanne taught middle school science and later made a career in business as a tax accountant. She is the owner of Wormwoman Inc., which manufactures and sells the Worm-A-Way worm bin. The bin which was patented by Mary is ideal for use in the classroom. It is her hope that she can change the world a dozen worm bins at a time. She lives in Northwest Arkansas and is a land steward in the Ozarks.