About Joanne

The arrangement and of art, design and words excites Joanne. My Hong Kong, Joanne’s first picture book was a collaboration with her friend and artist Ralph Kiggell, and was first published in 2010. The book has consistently been in the Top 10 Children’s Books in Hong Kong. Encouraged by the incredible response her first book received Joanne has written a new children’s title – The Swimmers. This is a story about a father and son’s love for the water, and each other.

When she is not writing Joanne is busy with her young family. Joanne can otherwise be found exploring an art gallery or at a yoga class where she sometimes thinks about stories while standing on her head. She is taking a sabbatical from a career as a Marketing Director, a career that has enabled her to meet many inspiring people and travel extensively throughout Asia.

Joanne was born in Melbourne, brought up in Perth, and lived in Hong Kong for 11 years until 2012. She now lives in Melbourne.