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My Story

Born on August 4, 1976, in Logan, Utah, JoAnna's family moved often which she attributes to her "gypsy soul." Due to learning disabilities at a young age, countless hours of spelling practice, journaling, and reading were a focal point of her childhood and led JoAnna to a love of words. With pen in hand, JoAnna overcame these roadblocks and now views them as vital tools in her journey toward authorship.


During early adulthood, JoAnna mothered four sons, served in the U.S. Army, and completed a Bachelor of Science degree in History from Methodist University. Following college, JoAnna was introduced to Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series which grew into a deep love of high fantasy and influences her writing style today.


In 2007, JoAnna moved to Houston, Texas, where she and her family quickly began calling the city home. While pursuing a career in education, JoAnna worked during the evenings and summers on her debut novel, Flowers In Winter, which was released in 2018 and is the first in the seven-book series featuring the Cash family. This series is a work of Christian fiction with a focus on bereavement, addiction, and healing from trauma; all areas close to JoAnna's heart and own experiences.


With the onset of COVID-19, JoAnna took most of 2020 to reevaluate her works in progress and where she intends to take Degotoga Writing.  With God involved, the future is always bright and JoAnna is pleased to announce her contract with Cursed Dragon Ship Publishing and the release of Daughter of a King, a young adult pre-life fantasy novel. 


JoAnna is always looking for new and exciting opportunities with a focus on public speaking, book reviews, developmental editing, guest blogging & more. Let's connect.

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