Writing has always come naturally to Joanne , however she did not commit to being an author until her late twenties. As a child she would pen poetry, her first poem being published at the age of eight when her mother submitted a poem to the local paper titled, Poor Harvest, it focusing on people in the third world who would not be enjoying the abundance of food that was prevalent in her surroundings. Later, as a teenager, she would write short erotic stories, reading them to friends on the bus on the way to school.
Her education took her to university in Bristol where she studied for a degree in Aerospace Manufacture Engineering, the advice of her mother being that there was a continual shortage of professionals in this field (advice that has proved true and always provided her with work when she required it); followed by a PGCE (Secondary) in Design and Technology at Brighton Uni. However, once she embarked upon a career in engineering (first as a lecturer at Crawley College and then as a technical trainer at Southern Water), she felt incomplete and soon became very despondent in her work and life.
Turning to holistic practices to enhance her well-being (or rather, to save her from the mental hell-hole), she discovered scientific principles of the spirit that ignited a passion she had not felt before. This was when she knew that she wanted to write, creating books that readers would reach for when they too were feeling despondent and unsure of where life was taking them.
Joanne trained herself to write better and at any moment so she could pen her thoughts easily, starting with what seemed as incoherent ramblings and random thoughts to more coordinated writings in the form of prayers, philosophies, poetry and general observations. Some of these formed the basis of her first published book, Statue In The Square, a book that encourages people to believe in the inner callings of their soul.
A meeting with her husband and creative partner, Daniel Orlick, assisted in blossoming her creative side further, with them having a shared vision that weaved common themes throughout their work. Today they are a partnership, his input (and output) being music and art and poetry, and hers being literature and other writings e.g. blogs, quotes, articles, etc.
To date Joanne has published two more books, Naked Raver and Costa del Social. Her fourth work, Enter The Mistress (Boudoir of Bondaged Souls series) is being prepared for release, and a fifth book, Rachel Grace, her first full work of fiction and also in the series, is currently in progress, this being an extremely exciting work that delivers deeper lessons of self – of psychological purification – via twelve female characters designed by Daniel (e.g. Volta, Jestress, Sage) the culmination of each encounter between them and Rachel Grace being an intimate indulgence in the divine power of the feminine spirit, it being a piece of work that blurs the line between metaphysics and erotica.
Engineering is still prevalent in her life, and one to two days per week she lectures to engineering apprentices in theory based subjects at F.E. and H.E., her current focus being Mechanical Principles, and Engineering Mathematics. Joanne finds that this combination of the creative and the technical injects her work with a very unique edge, one that ensures her books have solid foundations whilst at the same time encouraging people to believe in the spiritual majesty and potential of life, something that sets her own soul alight with excitement and passion for the subject.