Johanna Bell is an interdisciplinary artist whose practice spans poetry, picture books, podcasts, audio, live storytelling and community arts. In 2019, she and Erica Wagner co-facilitated a six-month story camp where their mutual love of birds led them towards Hope is the Thing. Johanna is also co-author of Too Many Cheeky Dogs, Go Home Cheeky Animals! and Cheeky Dogs: To Lake Nash and Back, illustrated by Dion Beasley, and The Colour Catchers, illustrated by Laura Stitzel. She is currently working on a verse novel for adults which is also inspired by birds.