Redeemable heroines

Redeemable heroines

When people meet me for the first time, they inevitably ask where I get my ideas from. So I thought I’d share snippets and ideas from some of my books. I’ve randomly chosen Always You to talk about 😃  A couple of years ago, I was in an anthology where a number of us romance authors were raising …

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Your perception is your reality

Your perception is your reality

“Everything you see or hear or experience in any way at all is specific to you. You create a universe by perceiving it, so everything in the universe you perceive is specific to you.” – Douglas Adams This week, my author friends and I went to the Wheeler Centre to listen to a lively discussion …

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A Day in the Life of a Writer: Joanne Dannon

A Day in the Life of a Writer: Joanne Dannon

I was recently interviewed by Jodi Gibson about what it’s like being an author. I share one of my days, and some tips to help aspiring authors. http://www.jfgibson.com.au/a-day-in-the-life-of-a-writer-joanne-dannon/ My top tips for aspiring authors – Don’t compare yourself to others. Your path is yours, not theirs. Most authors don’t have their first book published. You …

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Recipes from Falling for Miss Write

Recipes from Falling for Miss Write

In Falling for Miss Write, my hero and heroine are both great cooks 🙂 Here are some of their fav recipes! Barista, chef, and aspiring author, Charlotte Glass is happy and community minded, she loves working with people. Her church and her faith helped her overcome a troubled past. She has found her dream job …

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Hilarious radio interview with Adam and Seb

Hilarious radio interview with Adam and Seb

In December 2018, I was interviewed by Adam and Seb on their breakfast program, Southern 88.3. They guys were hilarious and the interview was so much fun. Check it out – https://wp.me/a70XmO-tF Thanks Adam and Seb for a brilliant interview 🙂

Author Success Stories magazine launch

Author Success Stories magazine launch

When I first started out as a published author, I was lucky to meet Mel Hammond who is hilarious, and also passionate about podcasting. She invites and chats to authors about their writing careers on Writing on the Road. And now she’s launched a magazine! Congrats Mel! It’s very exciting to see such awesome talent …

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2018 Author of the Year – thanks to AusRom Today

2018 Author of the Year – thanks to AusRom Today

I’m delighted to tell you that for the second year in a row, I have been nominated and voted as the Author of the Year in the AusRom Today awards. AusRom promotes and recognises Australian romance authors. Congrats to my fellow authors in the other categories. And many thanks to my awesome readers who nominated and …

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Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas movie

Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas movie

  This independent movie was showing at a local theatre, and I’m so glad I went to see it. A documentary on the composers who wrote Christmas songs? I wasn’t sure what to expect but it was brilliant. This one hour movie, by Larry Weinstein, predominantly set in a Chinese restaurant, was one of the …

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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 – 10 top tips!

Learning from Bella Andre – 10 top tips!

We were so fortunate to have Bella Andre come to Auckland for the Romance Writers conference of New Zealand. Her talks were inspiring, and she was so gracious in sharing her knowledge. Here are 10 top tips, from her – Stick to writing and don’t get distracted with what’s going on around me Don’t chase …

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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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Heroes worth falling for…

Heroes worth falling for…

You all know how much I love writing, and one of the best aspects is creating an awesome hero, someone so worthy and special for my heroine. I do spend a lot of time in creating my heroes and I love them having different jobs. I’ve just finished writing my holiday romance, Christmas Kiss in …

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Cover reveal – An Unexpected Forever

Cover reveal – An Unexpected Forever

  *•.¸ (`*•.¸(`*•.¸(`*•.¸¸.•*´)¸.•*´)¸.•*´),.•*´) ☆ ҉💙 COVER REVEAL💙 ҉ ☆ (¸.•* (¸.•*´(¸.•*´(¸.•*´`*•.¸)`*•.¸)`*•.¸)`*•.¸) My new, sweet romance will be available in August 2018. Sooooooo excited   Love this book so much. Here’s the blurb… A world of differences, an unexpected forever. Belly dancing, and black belt karate teacher, Marnie Stern has loved her time in Hong Kong, but now she’s ready …

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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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Fan girl post – meeting Adrienne Gold

Fan girl post – meeting Adrienne Gold

The amazing Adrienne Gold is in Australia doing talks in some capital cities, and I was very fortunate to chat with her this morning. She’s so inspirational and I’m very grateful for the opportunity. My Canadian readers/friends will know her as a popular personality on Canadian TV for over 15 years. It’s very exciting to …

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Interview with Femail

Interview with Femail

It’s always exciting to be interviewed, and to see it in print. Thank you femail.com.au for showcasing me 🙂 https://www.femail.com.au/joanne-dannon-romance-writing-interview.htm

Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day

💗 Happy Mother’s Day 💗 Hope you all have a lovely day! And a special mention to those missing their mums/MILs/grans, and also to those who are struggling to be mums. Hugs!!!!  PS – and a bunch of flowers to the awesome step-mums who accept, nurture and love their partner’s child/ren 😍