Joanna Cacao is a Canadian-Filipino that lives in Winnipeg, with her throwback Pomeranian; Danny. When writing stories, she mainly focuses on making her characters feel raw and realβ€”a lot of the time showcasing that we as humans can be imperfect and unpredictable.

Growing up in front of a TV, Joanna immediately became obsessed with any show or film that had a great story and set of characters. Her favourite shows consist of Avatar: The Last Airbender, Downton Abbey, and Gravity Falls. Joanna has a background in 3D Animation, and has published a queer webcomic: Toxic For You when she graduated college. Her biggest influences come from manga, as well as Ghibli and Disney films.

Joanna focuses on KidLit and YA, specifically comics. She is open to illustrative, and picture book projects.

She is represented by Tara Gilbert at JDLiterary Agency.