Joan Z. Shore was born in New York City, graduated from Vassar College, and has lived most of her life in Europe.
Following several years with RTB Belgian radio and The Brussels Bulletin, she became Paris correspondent for CBS News (10 years) and Voice of America. She has contributed to The International Herald Tribune, the Wall Street Journal, Le Figaro, and numerous magazines.
She co-founded Women Overseas for Equality (Belgium) and ViVart!, an art curatorial service.
Currently, she lectures on her book, Saging: How to Grow Older and Wiser (Bloch Publishing, Jacksonville, FL).
Her new novel, Red Burgundy, is available from Amazon.
Attorneys for Nichols' family called the move "appropriate and proportional" in response to his death and urged other cities to follow suit but also stressed that "misconduct is not restricted to these specialty units."