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Joshua Donellan

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JM Donellan is an author, poet, musician, voice actor, radio DJ and teacher. He was almost devoured by a tiger in the jungles of Malaysia, nearly died of a lung collapse in the Nepalese Himalayas, fended off a pack of rabid dogs with a guitar in the mountains of India and was sexually harassed by a half-naked man whilst standing next to Oscar Wilde's grave in Paris.

He has an unnatural fondness for scrabble and an irrational dislike of frangipanis.

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Joshua Donellan The weird look people give you when you tell them what you do. Also wearing pyjamas all the time.
Joshua Donellan Take the time to celebrate the successes - the short stories you get published, the blog posts you write that really resonate. The big milestones come…moreTake the time to celebrate the successes - the short stories you get published, the blog posts you write that really resonate. The big milestones come around once in a while and those are nice but it's the little victories that will stop you from giving up and becoming an investment banker and amateur taxidermist or something horrid like that.

Also get a good tax accountant, I know that's not very 'sexy' advice, but trust me, you'll thank me later.(less)
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One of the things that brings me great joy is that some of my favourite artists are also some of my closest friends. And I’m incredibly pleased to announce that I’ve recently been part of a truly wonderful new work called INTER, made in collaboration with Liesel Zink (an amazing choreographer); Mike Willmett (an incredible musician, who I previously worked with in Poetry is Dead); and Erica...

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“I had an aunt named 'abnormal Shauna' once. But she passed away in an unfortunate cliff-top interpretative dance and fireworks accident.”
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Harlequin Books Hello Joshua, it is a pleasure to meet you. If you ever have any questions about Harlequin or our books, please feel free to ask.

Kim S, Harlequin Books ambassador


Steve Thanks for the invite, Joshua ;) I've just been reading your 'about the author' details; let's not go anywhere together, huh *laughing*...

Have you considered carrying a voodoo X bag? ;)


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


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