Author: Joanne Dannon

Joanne writes to give her readers the experience she still loves to savor—indulging in a sigh-worthy-happily-ever-after, being swept away from the everyday by diving into a delicious romance novel. Joanne Dannon is a happily married mother of two heroes-in-training who loves spending time with friends and family. She can be found on Facebook and her website www.joannedannon.com chatting about reading, writing, cooking, vintage-inspired dresses and all things romantic. She loves to hear from readers.
Chatting with Melinda Hammond, Writer on the Road

Chatting with Melinda Hammond, Writer on the Road

I’ve chatted many times with Melinda over my 2.5 year career as a self published author. In this interview, we focussed on the business side of being a self published writer and some of the difficulties I’ve managed. I also talk about marketing and brand awareness as an author. Writers interested in self publishing and/or …

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Chatting with Sarah Williams, on Write with Love

Chatting with Sarah Williams, on Write with Love

As much as I love writing, I also love talking about writing 🙂 Check out my latest interview with my fellow author friend, Sarah Williams, on Write with Love. It’s videoed so you can watch us chat 🙂 http://www.sarahwilliamsauthor.com/joannedannon/  

Self Publishing 101

Self Publishing 101

I met Jamie Sands last year at Rotorua whilst at the Romance Writers of New Zealand (RWNZ) conference. Although we write different sub-genres, I really liked the fabulous ideas Jamie created. And it was fun chatting about Jamie’s writing, and brainstorming. Jamie asked me to write an article on self publishing. Hope it helps writers …

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Welcoming Darcy Delany

Welcoming Darcy Delany

Thanks to social media, I get to hang out with awesome writers, both here in Australia and from overseas! I met Darcy Delany through Romance Writers of Australia (RWA) and caught up with her in person at ARRC. We just clicked (can you tell? We’re being pretty silly in the pic above) and I’m really …

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“But you write proper books too?”

“But you write proper books too?”

For many years I felt cloaked with shame and embarrassment that I wrote the books I loved to read…contemporary romance. It’s not easy being laughed at or ridiculed by people who don’t even read romance. And then one day, I decided I’d had enough. I love reading and writing romance, and was going to be …

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Learning in reverse – don’t make my mistakes!

Learning in reverse – don’t make my mistakes!

When I decided to write, I learnt how to write. I joined Romance Writers of Australia, attended their yearly conference, bought and read numerous craft books and wrote…many books. These will never be published as they were part of my “apprenticeship” but I learnt my craft for nine years before my debut novel, Falling for …

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Where do you get your ideas from?

Where do you get your ideas from?

Where do you get your ideas from? I get this question asked to me…a lot! When I answer that the ideas are everywhere, I’m usually met with a blank stare or a chuckle. No one believes me that I see ideas for books everywhere. Or maybe they think I’m just weird – LOL. I don’t use …

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A new me…I’m rebranding!

A new me…I’m rebranding!

It’s hard to imagine that I’ve launched 12 books in 2 years, it happened so fast! In hindsight, I wish I’d spent more time on learning the ropes on self-publishing before I became a published author. As we head into 2018, I decided to rebrand my covers which reflected my style as a contemporary romance writer! …

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Interview with Denis Walter on 3AW

Interview with Denis Walter on 3AW

I love talk back radio and listen to 3AW every day, so I was absolutely delighted to be invited to Denis Walter’s program. He’s as charming in person as he is on the radio. Here’s our interview 🙂 Thanks to everyone who messaged me after, I really appreciated everyone who listened and sent messages of …

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Author of the Year – thanks to AusRom Today!

Author of the Year – thanks to AusRom Today!

A massive thanks to my amazing and supportive readers who nominated and voted for me in the “Author of the Year” category, of the AusRom Reader Choice Awards. I’m beyond excited and thankful for this award. Congrats to the other winners and also the nominees, who are all wonderful writers. 2017 AusRom Today Reader’s Choice Awards …

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12 Days of Christmas

12 Days of Christmas

This is the Twelve Days of Christmas promotion – twelve ‘down under’ authors who are each giving personal prizes away, plus we have a $50 Amazon Gift Card to finish with a flourish. Christmas Kiss, New Year’s Wish Where do you get your ideas from? It’s one of the questions writers seem to get asked …

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AusRom Today Author of the Year finalist

AusRom Today Author of the Year finalist

I am thankful and grateful to be nominated as Author of the Year, in the AusRom Today Reader’s Choice awards for 2017. AusRom Today celebrates, and is extremely supportive of us Australian romance writers, so to be nominated as a finalist is very special. Thank you to my amazing readers who’ve voted for me. If …

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Romancing the Holidays 2

Romancing the Holidays 2

Happy release day to myself and my author friends, Charmaine, Tracey, Monique, Aislinn, Lexi, Beverley, Demelza and Michelle! Our fabulous set of NINE heartwarming Christmas reads, Romancing the Holidays 2, is now available for $0.99. And KU readers can read for #free – hooray! Happy holidays x

Guest post with my author friend, Milica Vladova

Guest post with my author friend, Milica Vladova

I’m very excited to host my lovely author friend, Milica Vladova, on my blog today. I met Milica online and unlike my other author friends, she doesn’t write romance. But rather writes about holistic living, personal development, physical, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing! She creates delicious smoothie recipes and I just love her homemade beauty products which uses …

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Getting in to the holiday spirit :)

Getting in to the holiday spirit :)

I’ve decided to launch Christmas Kiss, New Year’s Wish early and it will be available from 14-15 November (depending on your time zone). So if you pre-ordered, expect some Christmas love appearing in your e-reader in a few days. I’ve written 5 holiday novellas, and this is the only one I’ve set in Melbourne during …

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My holiday romances :)

My holiday romances :)

I’m bursting with excitement with the holiday season starting soon, and my holiday romances being available to you, my dear readers. I just loved writing them and I hope you enjoy reading them! Holiday Romances

Playing hooky today!

Playing hooky today!

I’d blocked time today to map out my new book (for Valentine’s Day) however, after speaking with my mother-in-law, we decided to forget about everything we had to do and watch the latest episode of Outlander. With G&T’s and chocolate, we sat back and watched the reunion between Claire and Jamie. How decadent. What a fab …

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Tradie romance, a new sub-genre?

Tradie romance, a new sub-genre?

Check me out, on site, boots and all!!!   As many of you know, we’re currently renovating our home, and the tradesmen I deal with are super nice. When they found out I write romance, they encouraged me to write a “tradie romance”. What do you think? A new sub-genre? Much better than “Lust in …

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