About Joanne

Me with ZoeJoanne Levy’s love of books began at a very early age. Being the youngest and the only female among four children, she was often left to her own devices and could frequently be found sitting in a quiet corner with her nose in a book.

After some teenage misadventure, Joanne eventually graduated from university and managed to find gainful employment at a large Canadian bank as an Executive Assistant to a Vice-President. Eventually, Joanne left the bank and is now spending her non-writing time helping other authors with their administrative needs. If you are an author looking for someone to help with your day to day tasks, check out jlauthorservices.com.

Joanne can usually be found at her computer, channeling her younger self into books and still lives in Ontario with her husband and kids of the furred and feathered variety. You can follow Joanne on Instagram or find her on Facebook.

In her non-writing time (ha!) Joanne enjoys working with wool to make felt creatures. Check out her Esty store to see some of her current items for sale.


Sydney Taylor Book Awards Notable Book   | 2022  |  Commended
CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens, starred selection   | 2022  |  Commended
Red Cedar Book Award   | 2022  |  Short-listed
Rocky Mountain Book Award   | 2023  |  Short-listed
Mock Sydney Taylor Book Award   | 2021  |  Winner
Notable Social Studies Trade Book   | 2021  |  Commended
CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens, starred selection   | 2021  |  Commended
Diamond Willow Award   | 2021  |  Short-listed

SMALL MEDIUM AT LARGE was named a 2013 Sydney Taylor Notable Book

SMALL MEDIUM AT LARGE was nominated in the Red Maple Fiction category in the Ontario Library Association’s 2014 Forest of Reading

SMALL MEDIUM AT LARGE was named as an honour book for the 2014 Manitoba Young Readers Choice Awards

RWA Chick Lit Chapter 2008 Get Your Stiletto in the Door Young Adult Category (for SMALL MEDIUM AT LARGE)

Joanne was a 2007 Backspace Conference Scholarship Finalist.

Joanne was the Monday blogger for the The Debutante Ball, class of 2012 (click to see all her past posts).

Some other guest blog posts:

All my Nerdy Book Club Guest Posts

Book Junkies: My Favourite Childhood Author (part of Canuck Week)

Guest post on Linda Gerber’s blog: Reasons For Not Quitting

Books for tweens and immature adults.