Popular speaker JoAnn Hibbert Hamilton received her bachelor's degree in English at Brigham Young University, where she met her first husband, Sherman H. Hibbert. She accompanied him when he served as president of the Brazil Central Mission. He dies in 1978 of cancer, leaving her with eight children sixteen and under. She later married Fred "A" Hamilton, a widower with thirteen children. Since that time they have added more to their family. Together they have sent seventeen missionaries into the field.
An early morning seminary teacher, Sister Hamilton loves giving talks at firesides and has spoken at BYU Education week and with the Especially for Youth program. She has also written articles for the Ensign and has produced several audiotapes with Covenant Communications, including God Does Hear and Answer Prayers, You Alone or You and God, Hot to Get a Date, and What LDS Moms Wish Their Teens Knew about Morality. Personal Revelation: How to Recognize Promptings of the Spirit is her first book.