Joanna is a writer who lives in the bush near the Glasshouse Mountains in Queensland. She writes both fiction and non-fiction. Her work has appeared in a wide variety of publications including Griffith Review, That’s Life magazine and The School Magazine. Joanna’s memoir about life on an isolated farm in Tasmania in the 1970s was published this year by Ginninderra Press. It’s called They said we were isolated: my life at Top Farm on Tasmania’s west coast.
Joanna used to be a journalist but much prefers dreaming up stories. Her Aussie gothic novel What Eddy does for Louis is currently being marketed. Her work-in-progress is another historical novel with a working title And the wind blows. It’s set in South Australia in the 1890s and is about a young Irish woman who arrives in Adelaide with a baby in her arms — and says the baby is not hers.