The Artist as Writer

Joanne enjoys writing about historical characters and events. Her picture book manuscripts are primarily biographical. She also writes middle grade speculative and mystery. Her work has been published in Havok and Splickety magazines, and look for her upcoming piece in Clubhouse Jr.'s September issue.


Recently, Joanne has been playing with nano and flash fiction and is finally tackling projects for both kids and adults in her favorite sub-genre, steampunk.


She spends her days reading, writing, and drawing, accompanied by her husband, three kids, four cats, and way too many books. 


You can read book reviews and other kidlit news on her blog, Bookish Ambition, follow her artistic adventures on Instagram, or view her favorite illustrators on Pinterest.