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, and 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 and showing such animation about her characters that they worried she had imaginary friends. Little did they know it was all a carefully contrived plot that she was merely acting out, testing viability for certain situations and practicing the level of emotion in her voice to see what sounded believable.
Johanna decided to make it her quest to share her love for fantasy, romance and the paranormal. She made it her goal to get published and tell her stories to others. Now married with three young children, it has been a challenge to juggle her writing with the commitments of her growing family, but Johanna has now 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. Johanna currently has several projects in the works, which she plans to publish in the near future.