Joanne Speirs on how her publishing dreams came true and her novel Second Chance Love in Point Perry.
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Writer in residence: Joanne Speirs
Joanne Speirs grew up on a farm in a small rural community on the Eyre Peninsula of South Australia. Scouring the school library shelves for Sweet Valley High novels and sneaking a read of her mum's Mills & Boon books became a favourite pastime in her teens and fuelled her passion for reading and writing romance.
She lives in Adelaide with her two grown sons, husband and border collie named Zeb. When not writing, she works as an editor at Nurturing Words, specialising in editing manuscripts for other romance authors.
Her debut, Second Chance Love in Point Perry, was runner-up in the prestigious Romance Writers of Australia Valerie Parv Award in 2019 and was longlisted for the Romance Writers of Australia Emerald Award in 2020.