And as the end of the new book finally swims into the light, I’m looking forward to a month of sunshine, festivals, music and stories.

The #Storytime Band and I will be performing at the Underneath the Stars festival on Sunday July 22nd, and at Goathlands on Saturday 14th. Get your tickets here, or look at the WHERE’S JOANNE? section on this site.

The #Storytime CD is selling briskly – thank you for all your orders, and for your terrific feedback so far. There are still some left – you can check it out here – and each one comes with a signed, personalized postcard from me.

Read a review of #Storytime here…

“Everything a progressive album should be… really liked that the production is very natural and there is room for dynamics to shine.” (Duncan Parsons, John Hackett Band)

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Manuscript services

For the writers among you, my daughter Anouchka, has begun to offer editorial, manuscript evaluation, copy-editing and other writing and submission-related services online. She's an excellent writer, has a very good eye for what works and what doesn't, and is completely thorough and reliable. I've used her help many times myself, and can I recommend her most heartily. Go to: if you need a new pair of eyes on your manuscript, help drafting a synopsis or submission letter, one-to-one tutorials, or just an informed reader who knows the publishing industry and can help you make your manuscript as good as it can possibly be.