About Me


I’m Joanne, the Emmerick-Rafanan side of the story.

I am married to Jake, the Wasdin-Waddell portion.

I do a lot of things, like create comics, write stories, and edit and develop content. Here, though, I’m an explorer of history, and an archiver of stories. I want this to be a place to bring information together and to connect the puzzle pieces of my family’s history.  Each family line is at different levels of discovery and completion, and some have hardly been started! But this is a journey that goes back hundreds of years (in some cases), so I’m certainly in no rush. At times, there will probably be references to my other endeavors, and maybe a few food recipes thrown in for good measure.

You can follow me on Twitter or comic website, Cryptic Alliance.