Ioanna Opidee

Author, Editor, Educator

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Ioanna Opidee is the author of the novel Waking Slow (PFP, 2018). A graduate of Fairfield University's MFA in Creative Writing program, she currently teaches English at Weston High School. She lives in Newtown, Connecticut with her husband and two daughters.

"Again and again I have been stunned by the innate poetry and lyricism in Ioanna Opidee’s prose, and her insight into the human soul; the truth told and wisdom unearthed in her magnificent novel places Opidee at the elevated level of prose making..."

-Da Chen, New York Times bestselling author of Colors of the Mountain and Sounds of the River

“Ioanna’s writing is intelligent and replete with the kind of curiosity that defines the essayist. She is a consummate scene writer and has a keen eye, trained upon subjects we want to look at because of her authorial presence and self-assured voice.”

-Kim Dana Kupperman, author of the prize-winning I Just Lately Started Buying Wings and the novel Six Thousand Miles to Home

"Ioanna Opidee is not only a wonderful writer, but a skilled teacher and a thoughtful, perceptive, detail-oriented editor. She is also one of the hardest working, most conscientious people I know."

-Michael C. White, author of the New York Times Notable Book A Brother's Blood as well several other novels including The Garden of Martyrs and Soul Catcher