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Joanne van Os

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Joanne van Os grew up in Melbourne, and has been reading since before she can remember. She was lured to the Northern Territory in 1976 for a short term job, and stayed. Life in the NT's remote places meant jobs like bullcatching, buffalo and cattle mustering, station management and ownership, and tourism. Her three children were born here, and she now lives with her husband Lex on board their yacht, currently based in Darwin.

Life with her first husband, known as the "Real Crocodile Dundee", brought about her first book, best selling memoir "Outback Heart" in 2005. Joanne has since had three children's novels published. Her next book and first general fiction novel, Ronan's Echo, was published in March 2014.

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When people write about sailing, it’s usually about the dramatic stuff – storms, near-disasters, actual disasters, exciting or terrifying experiences. But in between those fairly rare events, sailing is a lot more comfortable and safe. Often there’s not enough wind, let alone too much. You’ve tried all the possible sail combinations to keep the boat moving and sometimes you just have to give up...

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Joanne Thank you to everyone who has posted a review on Goodreads about my new book, Ronan's Echo by Joanne van Os. It's very much appreciated!

I've started a Facebook Author page, where I'll post about books, interesting stuff, the odd photo, and connect to my blog. Please drop by and say hello! Just search for Joanne van Os Australian Author, and you'll find me.


message 1: by Joanne (last edited Mar 01, 2014 12:25AM)

Joanne Ronan's Echo by Joanne van OsThe Giveaway for Ronan's Echo starts today - 10 copies are offered. Ends on 31 March so put your name in the draw!


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