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Johanna Harness

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Johanna Harness writes middle grade and young adult stories in both Northwest and fantastic settings, often forgetting which is which. She created the #amwriting community on Twitter.

I've been thinking a lot about the learning-by doing model of 4-H programs and why this means so much to me. On first glance, it brings to mind the kind of traditional skills that can be modeled and learned through muscle memory--the feel of rising bread dough or the lathe turning just right for a skilled craftsman. And while I adore 4-H for the preservation of traditional skills, I also realiz... Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 4.45 · 51 ratings · 21 reviews · 3 distinct worksSimilar authors

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Spillworthy by Johanna Harness
"I found this book! And would gladly set it free!

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" Terrific. I tend to like epistolary novels and this was a good one. I don't read much YA these days but my mom recommended this and I'm glad I took her advice to read it. Harness incorporates all the elements of great fiction for kids. She gives..." Read more of this review »
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Risoff tells the story of the release from her abusive relationship with compassion and empathy for all involved. Hers is a narrative with the power to heal, helping others find closure. The author demonstrates through many examples that there is a w ...more
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Brown's fascination with anthropology and history are clear in this story. Her voice is unique and, at first, the narrative distance from her characters made me uncomfortable. As I continued reading, I realized this distance reflected the main charac ...more
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message 13: by Leon

Leon Shure Thanks for adding me as a friend,

Leon Shure

message 12: by William

William O'Brien Hi Johanna - Thank you for your friendship.

Please visit my website
to view a sample page and many other snippets about the book.
Expected release date late Jan/Feb.

Best wishes, William

message 11: by Bradley

Bradley Thank you for adding me as a friend and Happy New Year. =)

Dreamsbane of Tamalor by Bradley James Simpson

message 10: by Lisa

Lisa Kessler Hi Johanna -

Happy New Year!!!

Thanks for your friendship! :)

My novel, Moonlight, is a finalist in Kensington Publishing's Writing with the Stars contest, but we need your vote to make it to the next round of competition...

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Thanks for all your support!!! :)


message 9: by Stacy

Stacy Juba Hi Johanna, thanks for adding me as a friend. Happy New Year!

Johanna Harness Roxanne wrote: "Glad to see you here on Goodreads, Johanna!"

Thank you! :)

Roxanne Glad to see you here on Goodreads, Johanna!

Johanna Harness Amanda wrote: "Welcome to Goodreads, Johanna!"

Thank you!

Amanda Makepeace Welcome to Goodreads, Johanna!

Johanna Harness Ellen wrote: "Hi Johanna! Thank you for the friendship. Is your book out yet? It is wonderful to meet other writers!"

Hi Ellen! I'm finishing final revision now. Agent will be subbing it in January. I do have short stories from Claire's world on my website: Thanks so much for asking. :)

Johanna Harness Thanks for accepting the request, Laura! :)

message 2: by Laura

Laura Thanks for the friend request, Johanna!

message 1: by Ellen

Ellen Maze Hi Johanna! Thank you for the friendship. Is your book out yet? It is wonderful to meet other writers!

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