I was part of the Sieghart review panel into the future of our public libraries which was commissioned by the government. This review was published on 18th December and has been hailed as the last chance to halt the ongoing decline in our library services. I believe some of the important recommendations don't involve spending the trillions the country hasn't got in the first place, and which will improve the lives and futures of a huge proportion of the population. Fast. Click here....to read more in my article in the Telegraph today.
Joanna's latest novel - Balancing Act - is out in paperback today! Click Here for your buying options. Good Housekeeping said: "Nobody writes about family tensions better" and the Observer said: "Sharply observed characters and authentic dialogue."
There's less than a week to go until Freedom from Torture's Immortality Auction on 20 November. Online bidding closes at 12 noon that day, so if you still want to make a bid for immortality and see your name in print as a character in my next novel, don't leave it too late! Click here for further details and to bid.
On Thursday 4th December 2014 at 7.30 pm, the Dorchester Abbey Christmas Concert is in aid of the Oxford Children’s Hospital.
With the choir from Winchester Cathedral and readings from the HRH The Earl of Wessex, Laurence Fox, Sam Waley-Cohen and Joanna, this special evening hopes to raise very necessary funds for the many thousand of children who are treated at Oxford Children's Hospital every year.
Joanna will be the keynote speaker at European Writers' Council 2014 Conference which will be held at the European Parliament in Brussels on Monday, 3 November. The event is being hosted by Mary Honeyball MEP. There will be a number of MEPs and members of the Commission in attendance. Joanna will join an international group of speakers reinforcing the importance of ensuring that writers are given the right legislative environment to enable them to continue writing.
Joanna is keen be involved in a special literary auction in aid of the human rights charity, Freedom From Torture, and is only sorry that she can’t attend the actual event on November 20th. However, if you ever fancied seeing your name in print, this is your chance! Make a bid for immortality and get a character in Joanna’s next novel named after yourself or a loved one. Even if you cannot make it to the actual event, you are still in with a chance by placing a bid online – for further details, Click here