Joann Klimkiewicz is a writer living in New York City. She has worked as a journalist for The Philadelphia Inquirer and The Hartford Courant, primarily writing on culture, media, women and lifestyle trends. She writes personal essays and humor pieces, the target of which is often her Polish family. (Her mom has been known to demand a retraction, relenting when her father points out, “Evry-ting she put it, it’s true.”)
She’s at work on her first novel, based loosely on her mother’s story of growing up in post-war Poland and immigrating to the United States at 16. Her father wonders when she’ll finally wrap it up and get to the important business of writing his story.