Joanne has written several books. She is the author of the history book Barbed Wire: The Fence That Changed the West (Mountain Press, 2009), which describes the invention and proliferation of barbed wire and its role in the settling of the American West. Written in a simple, straightforward style for all ages, the book uncovers a little-known, yet engaging piece of American history.

Joanne has ghostwritten, updated, or contributed to numerous other published books. She is the author of a guide that details IRS corporate audit procedures and tips. She has also revised and updated a state-by-state summary of income and franchise tax requirements. Both books are written for use by Fortune 500 companies and smaller companies.

Her contributions to other books include co-writing a Texas small business manual and toolkit for attorneys, providing an essay to a New York Times best-seller book series, and developing lesson plans for a world history study guide.