Joanna Ruocco is the author of several books, including, most recently, The Week (The Elephants of British Columbia), Field Glass (Sidebrow Books), written with Joanna Howard, and Dan (Dorothy, a publishing project). Her novel, Another Governess / The Least Blacksmith: A Diptych won the FC2 Catherine Doctorow Innovative Fiction Prize. She also writes historical romance under noms de plume. The Duke Undone, written as Joanna Lowell is forthcoming from Berkley Books in Spring 2021. She is an associate professor in the English Department at Wake Forest University and chair of the board of directors of the independent, author-run press Fiction Collective Two.