I’m JoJo, and I’m a writer. It’s taken a long time for me to identify as such, mostly because I’ve always felt like such an imposter saying so. But I have loved words since I was very small, and through the years you will always have found me scribbling notes for my latest novel, or with my nose firmly planted in a good book.
Three years ago my life was turned upside down when I lost my stepdad suddenly. Through a dark period of depression, I had to learn to navigate who I was, and what the world meant once again. I wrote through the grief, and with the support of my amazing loved ones, and a wonderful therapist have made it back to the light.
Since starting on my writing journey I have been honored to be featured on Elephant Journal, Huffington Post and The Good Men Project, as well as Inside Retail Magazine and the Australian Financial Review.
My journey has seen me move from a career in Professional Services (Lead Business Analyst, Iteration Manager and Agile Coach) to becoming the Content, Communication and Social Media Lead for the Australian arm of the software consultancy that I work for. I am so grateful to be able to do what I love as my day job- and for the fact that I truly look forward to going to work every day. Not everyone can say that, and I recognise what a blessing that is.
The other loves of my life include reading, travel, yoga, pole dancing and the ocean. You will most likely find me laughing (or eating) with my special people all over the world, cup of tea, or red wine, in hand.
Stay and browse a little. If you see something you like- let’s talk. If you want to share your work with me, I’d love to read it. Let’s support each other on our writing journeys. I look forward to a conversation with you. 🙂