Joanna is an author, speaker and scholar. Her books, stories and essays have been published in the USA, Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany and Poland. She writes about transformative experiences and their great catalysts: travel, love and knowledge. Joanna sees herself as one who popularises interesting and challenging ideas, such as spirituality and sexuality, that are too often ignored.
Her first book is a spiritual travel adventure based on the Gnostic Gospels and is now in its second edition, re-titled Jerusalem Diary: Searching for the Tomb and House of Jesus. The book was a finalist in the Hay House Non-fiction Contest in 2012. It was an Amazon.com and The Book Depository bestselling travel guide to Jerusalem in 2012 and 2013.
She has just finished her novel exploring sexual desire, romantic love and Tantra. The novel, or fictionalised memoir, asks uncomfortable questions about conventional morality around love, desire, spirituality and sexuality. The intention behind the book is to popularise in a literary format those ideas which for some reason have been explored only in alternative circles. As Dan Brown addressed some of the issues in his thrillers, Joanna wants to explore them in the form of a literary inclined romance.
Her newest passion is writing her Goddess News spiritual blog.
Her short stories, essays and features can be found in Griffith Review (15 and 37), Best Australian Stories (2004 and 2005), Philosophies of Travel (Cambridge Scholars Press), HEAT 7 (Giramondo), Etchings (Ilura Press), Space (Whitmore Press), All Things Girl, Literature and Aesthetics (vol. 22), The Age, The Australian, The Financial Review, at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and much more.
You can also find her on Facebook at Joanna Kujawa Author.