Jo Macgregor

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When not writing, Jo Macgregor is a counselling psychologist in private practice in South Africa. She works mainly with victims of crime and trauma, and brings her twenty years of experience as a therapist to her writing, creating deeper characters and realistic psychological scenarios.

She started her professional life as a high school English teacher and writes young adult fiction under the name Joanne Macgregor. Her psychological non-fiction (self help) is published under the name J. Macgregor.

She writes intelligent novels with all the feels and a twist of humor - fiction for your head, heart and funny bone!

Average rating: 4.27 · 618 ratings · 194 reviews · 4 distinct worksSimilar authors
The First Time I Died (Garn...

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Dark Whispers

4.06 avg rating — 243 ratings — published 2014 — 5 editions
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The First Time I Fell (Garn...

4.60 avg rating — 104 ratings2 editions
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Refuse by Joanne Macgregor
"Deep breath

I am not sure what to think. Not as much of a cliffy but definitely an oh my goodness ending. I still love the characters. Lots of growth happening. No end in sight yet but i gave hope"
Rebel by Joanne Macgregor
"Satisfied

The epilogue made the story. It made me happy and I am so glad it ended that way. It was touch and go for awhile. Kind of scary at times but in the end satisfying"
The Recoil Trilogy 3 Book Boxed Set by Joanne Macgregor
"Amazing story with great characters "
Recoil by Joanne Macgregor
"Recoil (Recoil Trilogy Book 1) by Joanne Macgregor is an amazing start to a brand new series that I have fallen in love with. I can not wait to read the next story in this amazing series and I highly recommend this story to everyone who loves reading" Read more of this review »
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The Wench is Dead by Colin Dexter
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Sidetracked by Henning Mankell
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The Remorseful Day by Colin Dexter
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More of Jo's books…
“Nothing is always, no one is forever.”
Jo Macgregor, The First Time I Died

“Eat the frog, kiddo. Do the hardest thing first—” “—and the rest of the day will be easier,” I finished.”
Jo Macgregor, The First Time I Died

“I am a creature of conscious choice, not a victim of circumstance.”
Jo Macgregor, Dark Whispers

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