Joanne Guidoccio

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In 2008, Joanne retired from a 31-year teaching career and launched a second act that tapped into her creative side. Slowly, a writing practice emerged. Her articles and book reviews were published in newspapers, magazines, and online. When she tried her hand at fiction, she made reinvention a recurring theme in her novels and short stories. A member of Sisters in Crime, Crime Writers of Canada, and Romance Writers of America, Joanne writes cozy mysteries, paranormal romance, and inspirational literature from her home base of Guelph, Ontario.


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Joanne Guidoccio While receiving cancer treatments, well-meaning friends gave me inspirational and comedic books. They meant well, and so did the healthy professionals…moreWhile receiving cancer treatments, well-meaning friends gave me inspirational and comedic books. They meant well, and so did the healthy professionals who advised me to cross-read and challenge myself. By reading new and unfamiliar material, I could create new neural pathways in my brain and reduce the likelihood of developing the dreaded chemo brain.

But all I wanted to read were cozies, those delightful murder mysteries that include a bloodless crime and contain little (if any) violence, sex, or coarse language. I read voraciously, often finishing a cozy in one sitting. Toward the end of treatments, I came up with a storyline for my own cozy - A Season for Killing Blondes.(less)
Joanne Guidoccio Experiment with different genres while discovering your own unique voice. Start by signing up for a creative writing course—online or offline—that…moreExperiment with different genres while discovering your own unique voice. Start by signing up for a creative writing course—online or offline—that exposes you to short stories, children’s and adult writing, creative nonfiction and poetry. Keep searching until you find a warm, supportive environment where your words can flow freely. And most important of all, enjoy the journey.(less)
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“Your path will diverge for a while, but do not let that worry you. You have known difficulty before, but you will survive and thrive.”
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“You must take responsibility for your own life and make full use of your gifts.”
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Penelope Marzec Thanks for your friendship. :-)


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Kathy Cyr Thanks for the friendship, Joanne. It's great to meet you! :)


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Wishing you every success.


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