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Joanne Tombrakos

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New York City, The United States



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Joanne Tombrakos is a Storyteller and Consultant who specializes in digital strategy, social media, content marketing and personal branding.

She is also the creator of YOUR DIGITAL YOU, a self-study course in online personal branding as well as an author and adjunct professor of Digital Marketing at NYU.

Above all she is a writer who blogs at and publishes a free weekly newsletter, THRIVE, tips, tools and a big dose of inspiration to help you and your brand thrive in a digital world.

When not helping others build their brand, you’ll find her walking a beach, taking a nap or indulging in a big glass of chardonnay.

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The other night after trying to figure out where my Via driver was, I finally crawled into the back seat of a Toyota Siena, happy to be sitting down and announced my exhaustion to anyone who would listen. The only other passenger was a young slender woman wearing a t-shirt and jeans with her hands twisted around a backpack that sat in her lap. She seemed amused, smiled and remarked that it had...

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Average rating: 3.55 · 110 ratings · 39 reviews · 2 distinct works · Similar authors
It Takes An Egg Timer, A Gu...

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The Secrets They Kept

3.50 avg rating — 48 ratings — published 2011 — 3 editions
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The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher
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It was sad to read this and know this is the last of her brilliant writing we will ever get to read. That said - while I enjoyed it and hearing in her voice what it was like to be a part of a movie that rose to such epic fame - I can't say it's her b ...more
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The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
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This is not an easy book to read - not because of the writing which was excellent - but because of the reminders that the land of the free did not always apply to every human being in this country. Everyone should read this book.
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The Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
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A good read with a well developed cast of characters - but highly overrated. Given the attention this book got, I expected more.
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The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
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I was hooked from the first page and could not put it down. Well written. Well developed characters. Just enough intrigue. Highly recommended. One of the best books I've read in a long time!
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One Plus One by Jojo Moyes
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The Children by Ann Leary
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Pure entertainment. Moved a little slow in the beginning but once it picked it up I had to finish it.
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The Ramblers by Aidan Donnelley Rowley
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At a time when the world outside seems to be falling apart around us and as a fan of character driven novels, it is a delight to escape into a beautifully written story like this. The characters - including NYC - are all very well developed.

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An Italian Wife by Ann Hood
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I started out really liking this book. The book blurb was intriguing and I was immediately drawn into Josephine's story. There is no doubt Ann Hood is a good writer, but this was not a novel. It was a series of short stories that had no connection to ...more
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After You by Jojo Moyes
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Having not read Me Before You, I have nothing to compare this sequel to. What I can say, that as a stand alone novel, it is an enjoyable and at times poignant read that drew me in and kept me interested. I am a big fan of well-developed characters an ...more
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“Multi-tasking is great in the kitchen when you are trying to time the chicken to be ready at the same time as the potatoes. But do not assume it is a great way to manage a workday.”
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“Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”
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“I can’t write without a reader. It’s precisely like a kiss—you can’t do it alone.”
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Harlequin Books Hi Joanne, I'm sorry it took a bit to stop by and say thanks for being a friend. I swear my day is over before it properly began! While here, I want you to know that if you ever have any questions about the books on my shelves or about, I would be delighted to answer them. Also, I list as much Harlequin news and author news as I can so be sure to watch for my updates.

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Kim S., Harlequin Books ambassador

Savannah Joanne, thank you for the friendship.

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