Joan_radiator_bioJoan Hawkins was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She attended Bennington College and New York University.

Her first novel, Underwater, was a cutting edge cult novel that explored female sexual boundaries.  It was published by G. P. Putnam in 1974 under the name of Joan Winthrop.  Following years as a home maker and then bringing up a family, she then began to practise psychotherapy in New York city, where she has always been based.

Over the last three years,  Joan’s second novel, Bailey, and her third, Trespass were published by Landon Books and both are now available in both e-book and print formats  –  for more information, check on Amazon.

In 2014, Joan decided to mark the  40th Anniversary of the launch of her debut novel with a brand new Second Edition of Underwater from Landon Books. The title will also soon be available in Kindle and e-book formats – for more details, see Joan’s Author Page on Amazon.

Joan is currently working on a memoir.