Category: Author friends

Diversity in romance – you can’t have it both ways

Diversity in romance – you can’t have it both ways

  In 2017, a picture of the South Korean President’s very handsome bodyguard went viral, and a group of us authors swooned and then decided we’d create a set of romances, that celebrated diversity and featured handsome Asian heroes. On Asian Valentine’s Day, in August 2018 we launched Kiss Me, which featured eight contemporary sweet …

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Chatting with Mel Hammond about being an author

Chatting with Mel Hammond about being an author

In this episode, Joanne Dannon shares her tips for aspiring authors (and for those of us who need to brush up on the business side of our writing): Kindle Unlimited or wide the importance of writing in series and boxed sets consistency of  book covers Goal, Motivation & Conflict – the keys to writing a …

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Learning from Bella Andre, romance author extraordinaire!

Learning from Bella Andre, romance author extraordinaire!

I’ve recently returned from Auckland, New Zealand where I attended the brilliant Romance Writers of NZ conference. The highlight for me was not only meeting Bella Andre but also learning from her. For someone who has achieved so much, Bella is extremely candid, sincere and generous in sharing her knowledge, and helping others. She’s extremely …

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My top 10 tips for aspiring authors and other insights in to my writing career

My top 10 tips for aspiring authors and other insights in to my writing career

I was recently interviewed by the lovely romance author, Maddison Michaels, about my journey to becoming a published author – http://maddisonmichaels.com/interview-with-joanne-dannon/ Although this is included in the interview, here are my top 10 tips for aspiring authors – Know that it’s not easy to write a book. Surround yourself with people who support you and want you …

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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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