Joanne Kukanza Easley

Fiction Writer

Author's Bio

Joanne Kukanza Easley, born in Chicago, Illinois, has adopted Texas as her home. She lives in the Texas Hill Country on a small ranch with her husband, three rescue terriers, and abundant wildlife. Retired from a career in nursing—with dual specialties in the cold, clinical operating room, and the intense, emotional world of psychiatric nursing, she devotes her time to writing fiction. Her debut novel SWEET JANE was released on March 19, 2020 by Black Rose Writing. She is hard at work editing her next novel JUST ONE LOOK and is drafting her third, I’LL BE SEEING YOU, based on a character in SWEET JANE.

Publications & Prizes

Sweet Jane (Black Rose Writing, 2020)
Prizes won: 

2019 Finalist in the Faulkner/Wisdom Creative Writing Competition

2020 Finalist in Literary Fiction in the 2020 International Book Awards

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
John Irving, Pat Conroy, and Donna Tartt
What I'm reading now: 
Sisters of the Undertow by Johnnie Bernhard

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Chicago, IL
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Last update: Aug 24, 2020