The Creative Penn – Joanna Penn Interview – Joined Up#65

It’s episode 65 and I’m really excited to be bringing you an interview with the inspirational, indie-publishing powerhouse that is Joanna Penn. I’m so chuffed to have Joanna on the show and, as you’d expect, she has loads of advice and inspiration on everything from the writing process, productivity, collaborating with other writers – not to mention talking about her considerable body of work.

She’s an Award-nominated, New York Times and USA Today bestselling thriller author, as well as writing loads of helpful non-fiction for authors. She’s sold over half a million books in 84 countries and 5 languages.

As well as running her successful Indie Publishing business, Joanna is also an international professional speaker and award-winning entrepreneur, voted as one of The Guardian UK Top 100 creative professionals 2013.

She writes non-fiction as Joanna Penn and you should also check out her fiction, writing as JF Penn. I’m also a huge fan of her podcast and website, The Creative Penn.

So inspired was I by my chat with Joanna, I have taken the plunge and announced a release date for what will be my debut Crime novel – Safe Hands. You can find out more about that and my own writing journey at

We also have a review in Book Blogger’s Corner from one of our regular contributors, Victoria Goldman, giving her verdict on 2 books from Steph BroadribbDeep Down Dead and Deep Blue Trouble. Victoria is a freelance health journalist and editor, as well as an avid book reviewer. She blogs at Off-the-Shelf Books, which features reviews and interviews with authors, publishers, editors and agents. You can also find her on twitter @VictoriaGoldma2 where she is always sharing quality content, so go look her up.

Remember – this is YOUR SHOW so keep tweeting us, leave your comments below, check out our Facebook page and let’s get Joined Up!

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About Wayne

Editor and Soundman for MGL Media (@mglmedia) and currently completing debut novel 'Safe Hands'. Love Writing and hosting The Joined Up Writing Podcast. Follow @MrKelly2u or @jupodcast on Twitter and say hello.
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1 Response to The Creative Penn – Joanna Penn Interview – Joined Up#65

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