Joanna Kenrick grew up in Oxfordshire before attending university in London. After five years in the theatre business as an actor, musician and composer, she decided she wanted a change so she became an English teacher.
Along the way, she started a correspondence writing course and discovered a burning desire to be published. Her first picture book, Moondance, was published in 2004. Unfortunately her next twenty stories were turned down, so she turned to writing for teenagers instead and found success in this field.
Joanna has published two full-length teenage novels, and a series of books for teens with reading difficulties. She currently lives in Oxfordshire with her husband and two daughters.