Welcome to my website, where I share the knowledge and experiences learned on my way towards publication and beyond.

You will find writing tips and advice, author interviews, book reviews, and updates on my own writing journey.

Writing and reading are two of my very favourite things, and I’m passionate about encouraging and supporting aspiring and emerging authors.  

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Hi, I’m Jodi, and I write commercial contemporary fiction. I live in regional Victoria on a mini-farm with my husband, daughters, dogs, cat, horse, and chickens. 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 traveling adventure. I’m currently working on my first novel, so subscribe to my newsletter to stay updated!

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Where I’m at (manuscript update)

. Back at the end of 2016 when I was choosing my word for 2017, I knew I had to pull out the guns. I'd been writing for a while , and although I had two completed manuscripts under my belt (in various stages), and a third half-finished, I needed to get serious. And so...

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The Power of Connection aka Meeting Other Writers

Writing is a solitary pursuit. It can be lonely and isolating. And although family and friends are supportive, unless they are writers themselves, they don't understand the pull, commitment, frustrations and joys that writing brings. This is why the internet has been...

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A Day in the Life of a Writer: Tess Woods

Today I have the absolute pleasure of introducing Tess Woods. Tess has fast become one of my favourite Aussie authors. Not only is she approachable, welcoming and great fun, but she writes fantastic books. Last year I read her debut novel, 'Love at First Flight',...

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Book Reviews

Book Review: The Way Back

The Way Back Author: Kylie Ladd Published: 2017 Publisher: Allen & Unwin My Rating: 5/5 All she wanted was to escape. But why does she still feel trapped? Kylie Ladd is a gifted writer. I've been a fan of her writing since 2009 when I first read 'After The Fall',...

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Book Review: The Midsummer Garden

The Midsummer Garden Author: Kirsty Manning Published: 2017 Publisher: Allen & Unwin My Rating: 4/5 Two stories come together in a rich and sensuous celebration of family and love, passion and sacrifice. Behind the beautiful cover of The Midsummer Garden, lies an...

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Book Review: Beautiful Messy Love

Beautiful Messy Love Author: Tess Woods Published: 2017 Publisher: Harper Collins My Rating: 5 hearts out of 5 What happens when love and loyalty collide? Beautiful Messy Love is a heartwarming, funny, poignant and achingly beautiful tale of the realities of love. It...

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