Joanne Godley is a practicing physician, writer and poet who matriculated Stanford University's online Novel Writing Certification Program and completed a historical novel, Eating the Ox, for which she is agented. She published essays and a book review in the American Journal of Bioethics and the Narrative Inquiry of Bioethics and contributed a chapter on Public Health Ethics in the Penn Center Guide to Bioethics. Her memoir, Doubling Back, about her experiences as a Peace Corps doctor in Africa, was ranked finalist in the Sunshots Press Prose Contest and garnered honorable mentions in The Woman's National Book Association contest and the Deborah Tall Lyric Essay Book Prize. It was a 2018 finalist for the Kore Press Memoir contest. Her poetry was published in a poetry anthology entitled 50/50, by QuillsEdge Press. She attended the Bread Loaf Writer's Conference as a nonfiction contributor.