Johanna grew up in Spokane, Washington.
Her curiosity ranges from the arts to science to accounting. All sorts of topics catch her interest. But her biggest thrill is connecting with others and sharing views.
She believes that’s why she wanted to become a writer from a young age and why she likes many different authors and genres.
She wrote her first book at age ten. Sadly, she could not find an agent for it. In reality, she had no idea what an agent was or that she needed one. What counted was she wanted to write a story, to get something on paper, and to share it.
At about the same time her dad gave her a small camera, so the pictures you see on this website are hers.
Like many, the dream of becoming a writer had to wait. But during those years, she spent time learning the craft, taking classes, and joining writers’ groups. She learned that writing is hard, often lonely work. The biggest lesson she learned is to persist.
Johanna feels lucky to belong to a group of talented writers and to have friends and relatives, who are her biggest fans, who give useful feedback, and who support her on this journey.
Johanna and her husband, Jim, now live in Olympia with their dog, Woodstock.