What She Writes

JoAnne writes queer young adult novels, focusing on life beyond the closet.

Growing up LGBTQ+ isn’t all rainbows and unicorns. It’s also facing the stigma and ignorance that the world still throws in our faces, which leads to higher rates of depression, homelessness, and suicide. It’s critical that kids, no matter their sexual orientation or gender expression, have books with teenagers just like them doing normal teen things. Because that’s what they are–normal. And if, along the way, something she writes helps a young person realize they aren’t alone in the world? That they truly are fabulous? Well, she gets goosebumps just thinking about it.

JoAnne is represented by Melissa Edwards at the Stonesong Literary Agency.