This poet and short story writer has made her home in Whitehorse, Yukon since emigrating from the United Kingdom in 2006. Her work has been published in journals and anthologies in Canada, the United States and the UK. Her poetry has received first prize in the Vancouver International Writers Festival and joint first prize in the 2009 Baked Poetry Contest. Joanna has a master’s degree in creating writing from the Universities of Glasgow and Strathclyde. Her poetry collection, The Fleece Era, was published by Brick Books in 2014 and her short story collection, The Birthday Books, is being published this May by Hagios Press.