Joanne Kimm
. . . . . author
. . . . . animal lover
. . . . . puzzle queen

Hi there. I’m Joanne Kimm, the author of George: A Memoir, our story about pet loss, and Picture Me This!, a fun photo-visual puzzle book.

Right now I’m excited to announce that my new YA novel, The Enforcer’s Tale, is available for purchase! More information including links for purchase are included on my Books page. I’m also working on a new murder-mystery series, which I hope you will enjoy. If you want to be among the first to know when my new books launch, sign up for my newsletter below, or follow my blog through the link in the menu.

And, if you know anyone struggling with the grief of pet loss, I’ll be setting up classroom and library workshops for children (or grown ups) to discuss strategies for coping and getting through this difficult time. Use the contact form to reach out if you want to learn more.


The Enforcer’s Tale

WINNER! International Impact Book Awards for Young Adult, Coming-of-Age

Life for 13-year-old Joseph Young is pre-defined, living in a small-town farming community where generations upon generations have lived, where everybody knows everybody, and where everybody takes care of everybody. When the government’s newly formed Children’s Alliance Coalition announces they will be coming to town to audit families, everybody is walking on eggshells. Families are told that if they do not meet Coalition standards, their children will be taken and placed in approved Coalition homes, never to see their families again upon fear of punishment or death.

Captured while trying to hide himself and other children, Joseph is forcibly taken from his widowed mother. Over the next six years he is groomed as an Enforcer for the Coalition. His eyes are opened to a new life of distrust, deceit, and hidden agendas. But a shocking death sets Joseph as leader of the Coalition. When he discovers that rebels are harbouring children at a secret haven called the Talon, he must decide whether to risk his own life to aid them or betray the rebels and sentence the leaders to death, including his own mother, whom he yearns to see again.

BUY The Enforcer’s Tale at any of the outlets below:

Having a pet isn’t always easy, but it’s especially hard at the end. George: A Memoir explores not just a special cat but also his relationship with us, and how we worked through his passing as a family. A wonderful book for children who may be dealing with the pain of losing a beloved pet for the first time, George helps people of all ages work through the grief of pet loss.

please note: Picture Me This is part of Kindle Unlimited. You will need to be a KU subscriber to purchase the ebook. The paperback version, however, is available for everyone from the outlets above!

Do you love visual mysteries? Then Picture Me This! is for you. It includes 62 pages of puzzles that test your ability to guess what you’re looking at based on a fraction of the whole. Not only are things not always what they seem, sometimes they’re downright unimaginable! This is a great gift for the puzzle-lover in your life–you’ll never look at some things the same way again.


Joanne is a Canadian author who writes many genres.  Her love of writing was sparked when she was young.  Her love of travel and culture is infused of much of her writing.  She feels at home when creating new worlds for readers to enjoy.  Her children’s book, “George:  a Memoir” has helped many work through the trauma of pet loss.  She supports several causes, notably animal rescue and child sponsorship in impoverished countries.

Joanne lives outside Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, with her family and three cats.

Contact Me

The best way to contact me is to reach out through my social media. You can find me on Instagram, Facebook, and X (formerly known as Twitter). I look forward to hearing from you!