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Joanne Phillips

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Joanne Phillips lives Cheshire, England with her nine-year-old daughter Lulu, and spends her days (and often nights!) writing commercial fiction, romantic comedies and contemporary mysteries. Her first novel, Can’t Live Without, was an Amazon top 100 bestseller in 2012, and the stand-alone sequel, The Family Trap, won the coveted SpaSpa award in 2013 for Best Romantic Comedy.

Joanne developed a love of writing early on, when she would retreat into imaginary conversations and invent fantasy worlds. She carried on writing through her twenties, studying with The Writers’ Bureau and the Open University, and has recently completed a Masters in Creative Writing at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Her latest novel, This Beautiful World, was sho

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A New Website – Revealed Exclusively Today

I’ve been working hard on a new website, in advance of an exciting book launch to come later this year. And I want to give you, my regular blog readers, the chance to see it first!

You’ll notice a couple of changes – primarily that the new site doesn’t have a blog. I haven’t been posting as often lately, and my plan is to move towards guest-blogging for other sites. I’ve already been asked to writ

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“Real life is not a love story. It’s a series of tough decisions, disappointments and compromise. It ain’t glamorous or fluffy, and it doesn’t always have a happy ending. We live. And we learn. And sometimes that’s the best we can hope for.”
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“Get it out of me. Get. It. Out.”
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“the residents’ peace of mind.’ ‘No, of course not.’ ‘And if you are finding it hard to distance yourself from your contract here by being friends with Mrs Martin, maybe that’s something we need to deal with.’ Flora nodded, understanding the warden perfectly well. Keep your beaky nose out. Or else. ‘Sorry. I just wanted to ask you to keep an eye on her, that’s all.’ ‘Which is exactly what I’m paid to do.’ The warden turned her back on Flora and opened her office door. ‘As for the flowers,’ she said, turning around again, her face back to its usual expression of rosy-cheeked benevolence, ‘maybe Joy has a secret admirer. Isn’t she rather close to the Captain? I’m sure it’s nothing to get in a tizzy about.’ Flora stood looking at the blank oak door for a full minute after the warden had closed it. Resisting the urge to stick out her tongue like a five-year-old, she turned on her heel and stalked off towards the exit. She rounded a corner and walked directly into a woman carrying a stack of magazines. The magazines went flying, and the”
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Glyn Smith-Wild Nice to have you among my friends, Joanne.

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Jan Ruth Hi Joanne, we are connected at last! Yes, I do a little a bit on GoodReads, taken me a while to suss it out though! I do like it for listing books, it brings out the organiser in me!

Pamela Hey Joanne...Thanks for accepting my friend request.

Collette Scott Hi Joanne,

Thanks so much! It's nice to connect here :).

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