Along with her current role as an author and wellness medium, she offers a professional copywriting and editing service in her business Free Birds Author Services. She now lives in New South Wales with her husband and 2 children, whom she homeschools on a small farm near the beach.
Joanna’s first book, Dusty’s Wonder Bug, was published in 2013.
In 2010 Joanna found herself in a modern world where colourful packaging and cheap supermarket prices very often equalled fake food. One of many conscious parents worried about her children’s confusion on what to eat, and her strength to say “no” to exciting, addictive foods that were fun and abundant, yet detrimental to health, she set out on a journey to transform their lives guided by the question, “How does an awesome parent teach their kiddies to look towards the simple answer that is found in nature?”
Joanna’s first answer was to create a picture book for her son, and along came Dusty’s Wonder Bug. A brightly illustrated children’s book, adorable little cartoon character Dusty goes on a journey with a friend, the Wonder Bug, to find out the answer to the question What is the very best treat to eat, and where can I get it?
Joanna’s second solution was to write a blog and book for parents, Teaching Our Kids How To Eat Real Food, with practical tips and real-life examples of ways she transformed her home into a positive, conscious place where kids loved to make their own food at home with real ingredients.
In these years of her life, Joanna discovered that making changes towards an ideal life as a mother started with taking a look inside and what you really believe about yourself, your life, and your power to create something that will be amazing for you. With the guidance of her spirit guide and angels, she translated what she was learning into practical worksheets for mothers that she was able to use herself, and share with hundreds of blog followers.
In 2013, Joanna gave birth to a second baby boy. During the last few years she had learned how to change her perception of herself, and had then been able to create a safe and peaceful experience in birthing and early parenting. But it deeply concerned Joanna that many mothers, grandmothers and even men talked about birth like it was one of the worst experiences. Joanna felt this was so sad, that children would hear that the day they were born, was a bad day. Where were the words of happiness, joy, safety, optimism and excitement? Where were the stories of love and, no matter the circumstances, understanding and self-acceptance?
And so with the assistance of her spirit guide and Archangel Michael, Joanna set about a mission to collect birth stories from women of all birth experiences, and thread the stories together with messages of self-acceptance, peace, understanding and compassion – and most of all, a positive reflection of birth in 33 Ways To Have A Fun Birth.
Fast-forward to 2016, and Joanna and her family were living on their ideal farm and living their dream lives. But Joanna noticed her son Dusty and Max expressing common feelings for pre-schoolers and young primary school children – they sometimes felt really lost in the busy world. They said they wanted to have something special about themselves. They looked up at artists and magicians, and on a few occasions, cried themselves to sleep feeling like they were not ever going to have a talent or magic trick. They wanted to be noticed. To have something special and unique, and know that they could make their own choices and create magic in their own lives.
It was not always easy to write a brightly illustrated children’s book to answer all these questions. But with the assistance of Archangel Michal, Archangel Gabrielle, and her spirit guide, Joanna was able to translate messages from the guides and angels into loving words and beautiful pictures, which you will find in a law of attraction guidebook for children, Max’s Bright Fly. Joanna’s children love reading this book and get excited to shout out answers to the questions. Afterwards they feel empowered, and grateful for their unique personality and lives, and they talk about tomorrow with optimism. Best of all, they are laughing with all the fun they have just had reading a picture book. Your children may feel the same.