img_20150310_105059Welcome to my website.  Its great to have you visit.  I am Joanne  Ruth, but please call me Jo.

I am writer, poet, mother, grandmother and all round curious person. I was born in New Zealand and live amid the stunning scenery of the North Island’s volcanic central plateau, one of the world’s favourite tourist destinations.

Writing has been my passion since childhood and I’ve always wanted to build a career  writing novels.

There is so  much inspiration to be found in life – in this incredible world we live in and in human nature.  With an insatiable sense of curiosity, an eventful life, unique, individual and adventurous children and grandchildren – who have sometimes questionable senses of humour, much to my consternation at times  – I may be writing for the next 50 years. Life is an adventure and storytellers the narrators.

The beauty and wonders of New Zealand are another source of inspiration to me. There is so much to explore in this glorious country.  I wish you could all come and visit us and see for yourselves.

Though I have come to be published later in life I’m counting on a lot more time here as I still have adventures to tell and maybe even secrets to reveal for all of us know . . . that for something to be believable . . . it must have at least a little bit of truth.

I love books and avidly read a diverse range of authors and styles. My hat is tipped to so many talented storytellers.

I hope you enjoy my novels. They are written for you.

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I love to hear from you.