Joanne Renaud is an author/illustrator who graduated in illustration from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. She studied both graphic design at Central Washington University and art at the University of Ulster in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

She presently lives in the Los Angeles area. Recent clients include Simon & Schuster, Random House, Houghton Mifflin, Harcourt Inc., Compass Media, Arch Books, Macmillan/McGraw Hill, Delta Education, Zaner Bloser, Dark Valentine Magazine and Genius Publishing. Her first novel, A Question of Time, was released in November 2012 from Champagne Books.

Joanne is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and enjoys travel, history, costume design, old musicals and cheesy fantasy movies from the '80s.