Please visit my new author website for detailed information about my memoir by clicking this link : All We Knew But Couldn't Say.

Publication date: June 1st, 2019.


Pre-order on Amazon now!


Book launch being organized for June 8th, 2019 at 

Buddies in Bad Times Theatre. There will be music. There will be food. There will be books.


Joanne will also making a donation on percentage of sales from book launch to charity working with youth and LGBTQ people.


More information will be available in the coming months.

Book Description:


Joanne Vannicola grew up in a violent home with a physically abusive father and a mother who had no sexual boundaries.

After Joanne is pressured to leave home at fourteen, encouraged by her mother to seek out an acting career, she finds herself in a strange city, struggling to cope with her memories and fears. She makes the decision to cut her mother out of her life, and over the next several years goes on to create a body of work as a successful television and film actor. Then, after fifteen years of estrangement, Joanne learns that her mother is dying. Compelled to reconnect, she visits with her, unearthing a trove of devastating secrets. 

Joanne relates her journey from child performer to Emmy Award–winning actor, from hiding in the closet to embracing her own sexuality, from conflicted daughter and sibling to independent woman. All We Knew But Couldn’t Say is a testament to survival, love, and Joanne’s fundamental belief that it is possible to love the broken, and to love fully, even with a broken heart.

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