Joanne Otness

About Me

A native of Washington state, Joanne grew up in eastern Washington’s wine country. She is a graduate of the University of Washington, with a degree in English education and librarianship. Joanne lives in a suburb of Seattle, and enjoys golf, gardening, and travel. She belongs to a book club, investment group, and is active in the arts and writing community. Joanne has co-authored two books, Chasing Galahad and Passion Flowers by Molly Charles.

Contemporary Romance


“One thing that helps is to give myself permission to write badly. I tell myself that I’m going to do my five or 10 pages no matter what, and that I can always tear them up the following morning if I want. I’ll have lost nothing—writing and tearing up five pages would leave me no further behind than if I took the day off.”
—Lawrence Block, WD

“Begin at the beginning,” the King said gravely, “and go on till you come to the end: then stop.” – Lewis Carroll


Motivation Follows Action