Born in the suburbs of our nation’s capital, Joanna always knew she was destined for greatness. Four year old Joanna believed that meant being crowned princess of America. While she hasn’t quite reached that goal, she’s proud of what she’s accomplished so far. After graduating college in 2004, she packed her bags, kissed her parents and drove out West.
She was thrilled when she landed her first paid real live Hollywood job as a PA on ABC’s “ALIAS”. Eventually, she found her way to Nickelodeon and Butch Hartman. He gave her many opportunities and many warnings “not to screw up”. So far she’s done pretty well and has had a dream job as a writer on his cartoon “TUFF Puppy”, as well as more recent gigs writing “Equestria Girls: Legend of Everfree”, several episodes of “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic”, and being the Story Editor for MLP:FiM Season 7.
She lives in Glendale with her very handsome husband and her adorably mischievous two year old daughter. She thought her life couldn’t get much better and then she found her writing partner, Kristine Songco. Together the girls create magic both on and off the page. Currently, they are working on figuring out how to leave a trail of glitter wherever they go. The end.
Kristine Songco knew she wanted to be a writer from the moment her short story about a sleepy bunny won her a Pizza Hut gift certificate in the third grade. She grew up in Diamond Bar, a suburban town in California where nothing exciting ever happens, but someone saw Snoop Dogg fill up on gas once and that was pretty cool. She attended Cal State Fullerton and graduated with honors in 2007.
She landed at Nickelodeon, working on shows like The Mighty B!, Fanboy and Chum Chum, and (currently) TUFF Puppy. There she met Joanna Lewis, decided she was one of her favorite people, and entered into a consensual writing relationship with her. According to legend, you know they’re coming when you hear the sound of clicking heels and laughter. Together as a team they have written “Equestria Girls: Legend of Everfree”, several episodes of “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic”, and are the Story Editors for MLP:FiM Season 7.
In her free time, Kristine enjoys baking, taking pictures of the stuff she just baked, and making greeting cards.