About the Author


Watch Johanna’s story about the making of Too Many Cheeky Dogs on theĀ 730NT website.

Johanna Bell lives in the Northern Territory with her partner, daughter and a backyard full of green tree frogs. Her writing career got off to a bumpy start when she was so busy composing a story in her head that she accidentally drove into the back of a taxi.

It was while driving on a bumpy stretch of road outside Alice Springs that the beginnings of Too Many Cheeky Dogs, took shape. Two years, several light aircraft flights, a crash course in Auslan and many laughs later, Johanna is thrilled to have Too Many Cheeky Dogs published. Working with illustrator Dion Beasley who is profoundly deaf and has muscular dystrophy has changed the way Johanna sees the world and tells stories.

Johanna is available for author talks, school visits, picture book workshops and literary projects. Contact Johanna via mobile (0410 817 482) or email (holajohanna@gmail.com)