I write both fiction and non-fiction. My fiction writing focuses on speculative fiction, magical realism, and both adult and YA markets. My non-fiction ranges widely, but my favorite topics are the environment, law, magick, herbs, spirituality, food, garden, crafts, home, holistic medicine, and animals.

Johanna once taught geography and human-environment relations. Then she got sick. Today she feels better (being a relative term) and is starting a new career as a writer.

I am open for your writing projects. My basic rate is 10 cents/word. Contact me through this website or at johannamhaas@gmail.com.

I also edit (copy and line editing) at $10/page. I specialize in working with non-native English speakers, turning their writing into standard American English.

Here you will find articles and other writings I have created and published on a variety of topics

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Published as Johanna Haas

Print publications

Fighting the winter ick with ingredients from your kitchen. Appalachian Views from the 2nd Story Press. February 2019.

Appalachian granny witches. Appalachian Views from the 2nd Story Press. 2019.

Gardening advice from my gramma, Bula Kiser. Appalachian Views from the 2nd Story Press. January 2019.

Published anonymously or ghost written

Other writings include joke writing, catalog item descriptions, college and university descriptions, movie plot summaries, and articles not published on the internet.

My Ph.D. Dissertation

Law and Property in the Mountains: A Political Economy of Resource Land in the Appalachian Coalfields by Johanna Haas, 2008, Doctor of Philosophy, Ohio State University, Geography.

This is a dissertation: long and technical. I studied how politics, economy, and society interact with the environment. To do this, I looked at mountaintop removal coal mining in Appalachia (West Virginia, Kentucky, and Virginia mostly). It’s an examination of a system that broke completely, and the problems resulting from this break were mostly suffered by rural environments and rural people.

It can be read online through OhioLINK.

Academic writings


Mansfield, B. and J. Haas.  2006.  Scale framing of scientific uncertainty in controversy over the endangered Steller sea lion.  Environmental Politics 15(1): 78-94. 

Maria Cristina Morales Muñoz, and J. Haas 2011. 2010. An Ethnographic Perspective of ISU Students’ Decision to Drink Bottled Water: A College Drinking Problem? Undergraduate Research Journal in the Human Sciences Vol. 10


Haas, Johanna. 2008. Law of regions: The role of mining law in creating East and West. In Contentious Geographies: Environmental Knowledge, Meaning, and Scale, edited by M. Goodman, M. Boykoff and K. Evered. London: Ashgate Publishing.


(utilized as the body of) Kristof, Nicholas D. New York Times Blogs: On The Ground. “An Alaskan View of Palin”.  Blog. New York: New York Times. September 2, 2008. Available at http://kristof.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/09/02/an-alaskan-view-of-palin/.

Book review: Removing Mountains: Extracting Nature and Identity in the Appalachian Coalfields. Rebecca R. Scott. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 2010. For Social and Cultural Geography, Vol. 13, 2012

Early writings

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