Take a look behind the scenes at Johannah's nonfiction and poetry projects.
Transylvania Blue is a biography about my great uncle's escape from the Nazis and then Soviet occupation to freedom in Canada. It intertwines memory, historical and current context, and personal anecdotes to reconstruct the life of a man whose experiences reveal both the worst and the best of human potential. It's a story of the Jewish experience surrounding the Holocaust, and it's a human story with important insights for our lives as individuals living during extraordinary times.
Keep tabs on my progress at TransylvaniaBlue.com, where I'm chronicling the writing process, sharing resources, relevant news, and personal anecdotes.
AWARDS & PUBLICATIONS
Johannah’s poetry has appeared in Superstition Review, Sycamore Review, Puerto del Sol, GSU Review, Northwest Review, Peregrine, and elsewhere. Her copywriting has been translated into a variety of languages and distributed internationally. She is a two-time winner of the Associated Writing Programs Intro Journals Award, won honorable mention in the Academy of American Poets Prize at CSU, and was a finalist for the New Issues book award.
Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing
Colorado State University
Bachelor of Arts in English (Minor: Cinema)
Binghamton University (Summa Cum Laude, with Honors)