About Joan

Writer, lecturer, performer and broadcaster, Joan’s writing career began as an award-winning copywriter at top London advertising agencies where she scripted television and radio commercials for blue-chip clients.

She penned a regular column for parenting magazine, Junior and wrote for Campaign. She worked with the BBC producing content for the education website and went on to become a lecturer at The School of Communication Art and Bournemouth University. She taught Noel Fielding all he knows about advertising which is probably why he became a comedian.

She writes and performs shows for numerous comedy clubs and literary festivals, including this year’s Edinburgh Fringe, in addition to hosting a regular weekly chat show on Vectis Radio where she interviews everyone from former Radio1 DJ, Rob da Bank and disgraced ex-MP Andrew Turner. She even performed on the same bill as Jo Brand. Once.

The author of four 5* books in a range of genres from chick lit and thriller to memoir, Joan’s psychological thriller The Killing of Mummy’s Boy was shortlisted for The Winston Fletcher Fiction Prize 2016.