joan-portrait-web-bordJoan was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She attended Bennington College and New York University. She now lives in New York City where she practices psychotherapy.

Her first novel, Underwater, was a cutting edge cult novel that explored the maelstrom of change happening in New York at the end of the 1960s and early 70s.  Civil rights, social change, feminism and sexual boundaries are all explored in this fascinating debut. Published by G. P. Putnam in 1974 under the name of Joan Winthrop, and re-published in 2014 for its 40th Anniversary by Landon Books, which also published Joan’s second novel, Bailey, and her third, Trespass.

See more at:   www.joanhawkins.net