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Hey there,

I’m a freelance writer, writing coach, founder of the lifestyle site ‘Loving Life After Forty’, and a late-night novelist-in-training. Originally from England I’m currently based in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand (the 6th country I’ve been lucky enough to call home over the years).  I mainly write about parenting, life after 40, women’s empowerment, and wellbeing, amongst other things.  I am madly in love with dogs and chocolate and believe that the answers to everything can be found in a book or by taking a long walk.

When not working on my own writing or supporting my clients with their writing dreams, I’m focusing on finally learning to drive (yes, at 43!), exploring my new surroundings in Hawkes Bay with my kiwi hubby, and spending time with my kids - 2 teenage daughters here with us in NZ, and one son via video-calls to the UK (or wherever his work as an Expedition Leader & Wilderness Medic takes him – yep, I know, he has way more life skills than me!).

Please feel free to explore my website and enjoy the resources and articles on offer.  If you want help with your own writing goals head over here, and do feel free to get in touch.  If I don’t get back to you straight away it’s probably because I’m writing, loitering around a book store or eating gluten-free chocolate brownies somewhere.

Jo xox


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