A shy girl from a small town in New Zealand that never quite seemed to fit in, Johanna had more imagination than she knew what to do with. She learned to immerse herself in a good book at a very young age. Not good at sports, and an only child for the first eight years of her life, Johanna started concocting stories and dreaming up whole new worlds to while away the hours.
She drove her family to distraction with crazy accents, showing such animation about her characters they worried she had imaginary friends. Little did they know, it was all a carefully contrived plot she was acting out, testing viability for certain situations, to see what sounded believable.
After secondary school, Johanna trained as a fashion designer and worked in the industry for several years. Now married with three children, Johanna decided to share her love for fantasy, romance and the paranormal. She made it her goal to get published and tell her stories to others. It has been a challenge to juggle her writing with the commitments of her family, but Johanna achieved that goal with her first publication in 2011.
Her first short story, Hunted, was published with XOXO Publishing in Allison Cassatta’s_collection, titled Evernight. She also published in the collection's sequel, Evernight vol 2. Unfortunately both these volumes have since become unavailable, but Johanna has plans to republish these at a later date.
She is partway through writing a shapeshifter series called Therian Secrets. The first four books are available at Amazon and selected online retailers, while book five is due for release in 2022. Johanna also has an urban fantasy series called Immortal Trinity, currently consisting of two books. The third is due out end 2022/2023. Johanna has also written a stand alone novel called Alpha Stray, which was her NaNoWriMo project; and three poetry collections. There are a few other stories in the works, which she plans to publish in the near future. Until then, there is coffee to be had...