Joey (Joanna) hails from the Seattle area, but has called Bend home since 2020. She loves to travel, cook, go for walks, and read. When she's not at the bookstore, she also narrates audiobooks and writes fantasy and mystery. She was a high school English teacher for over a decade, and thinks it's kinda funny how almost everything in her life is about books! She has 10 and 12 year old kids who are also avid readers, and a boat-designer husband who puts up with all the literary obsession in the house quite patiently.
Joey reads a little from every section in the bookstore, but mostly Fantasy, Mystery, Young Adult, and Middle Grade. Even in general fiction, she usually looks for a little murder or magic thrown in. Both is even better. Favorite authors include: V.E. Schwab, Diana Wynne Jones, Laini Taylor, Neil Gaiman, Ann Cleeves, and Leigh Bardugo. She also leads our Out of This World book club and would love to see you there!