Hi, I’m Jodi, and I write contemporary small-town fiction under the name Jodi Gibson. My first novel is currently out on submission. I also write contemporary women’s fiction or chick-lit under the pseudonym Emily J Keats and will be indie publishing my very first novel in 2019. My ultimate goal is to be a hybrid author – both traditionally and independently published.

I live on a mini-farm in regional Australia and when I’m not writing, you’ll find me with my nose in a good book, or in the kitchen baking and dreaming of my next travelling adventure. I am addicted to emojis, I have a deep-seated love for the Oxford comma, and I’m a self-confessed over-user of the exclamation point!

Here on my website, you’ll find writing tips, advice, author interviews, and updates on my journey towards publication and beyond. I love supporting and encouraging aspiring writers, so please take a look around and subscribe to my newsletter to stay updated.

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