Joanne was born and raised in Sherburne, New York, a quaint village surrounded by dairy farms and rolling hills. From the moment she could read she wanted to explore the world. During her college years she slowly crept across the country, stopping along the way in Oklahoma, California, and finally Washington State, which she now proudly calls home. She lives with her husband and Dobermans, in their home located on the Kitsap Peninsula with a panoramic view of the Olympic Mountains.
Joanne writes paranormal, romantic suspense, and contemporary romance. She loves writing about the twists and turns of her character's lives and the trouble they find themselves involved in, coupled with building everlasting relationships. She enjoys a wide variety of books including paranormal, suspense, thriller, and most of all romance.
Joanne is a member of Romance Writers of America and Greater Seattle Romance Writers. She is an active member of Debbie Macomber's home chapter, Peninsula Romance Writers, where she currently serves as the President.