the ‘Distinguished Favorite” award in LGBT FICTION.
It is also a WINNER in the 2017 New Mexico/Arizona Book Awards in gay/lesbian fiction and placed FINALIST in three other categories of fiction: historical fiction, mystery/crime, and thriller/suspense.
Joanne Bodin, Ph.D., is an award-winning author, poet, and retired educator. Her novel, Walking Fish, won the New Mexico Book Award and the International Book Award in gay/lesbian fiction. Her book of poetry, Piggybacked, was a finalist in the New Mexico Book Awards. She is past vice president of the New Mexico State Poetry Society and is currently on the boards of Southwest Writers and the New Mexico Orchid Guild. Her poetry has appeared in various publications including: The Rag, La Llorona Poetry Anthology, Fixed and Free Poetry Anthology 2011 and 2015, Desert Sun Runner, Voices of New Mexico, More Voices of New Mexico, JB Stillwater Magazine, New Mexico State Poetry Society Albuquerque Chapter Poetry Anthology, Zingara Poetry Pics, New Mexico Mercury, Malpais Review volume 5 & volume 6, The Storyteller’s Anthology, The Yes Book, Glitterwolf Issue Seven, Adobe Walls volume 5, The Poeming Pigeon, Watermelon Isotope, Southwest Sage, All Things, Jesbian, Hers- a Poets Speak Anthology, Value: Essays, Stories and Poems by Women of a Certain Age.
Her new novel Orchid of the Night, published by Mercury HeartLink, is a dark psychological thriller about a man running from his troubled past who finds solace in the gay community of Ixtlan where even his new identity cannot protect him from a tragic fate.
See her other website for more information about her award-winning
novel Walking Fish as well as her book of poetry, Piggybacked.
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