Jonna is the founder of STIR Journal.

She is the author of the memoir Will Love For Crumbs, the crime thriller 8th Amendment, and a humorous coming-of-age novel, Sister Girl. Over the years she has dabbled in various writing forms. Her first play, “And Heather Went Everywhere,” was produced by the Group Repertory Theater in Los Angeles. She also worked on a television pilot bought by 20th Century Fox. 



She volunteered with Write Around Portland as a workshop facilitator. She is passionate about equality and the struggles of the working poor.