I’ve loved words as long as I can remember. My earliest memories involve books, reading and writing, and being a writer is all I have ever wanted to do.

Words can have a profound impact with the ability to move, inspire, delight, inform and challenge.  Even after 30-plus years as a writer, I still get great enjoyment from crafting a story to the best of my ability and seeing a publication or project through from conception to completion. It is incredibly satisfying to open a box of newly printed books, magazines and clients’ material or hop online to see the results of all that hard work.

I grew up in the country, but have been a town and city dweller since my 20s when I also travelled extensively.

In recent times I have started working on some exciting new self-publishing ventures. Watch this space! In 2001 I co-wrote, co-produced and acted in a musical black comedy, Robin Hood, A Twisted Sherwood Tale and have lots of ideas for other creative works that I plan to bring to life now that my two children are adults.

Outside work and creative writing/self publishing, I am interested in reading, the arts, sports, movies, music, theatre, travel and spending time with family and friends. I’m a  keen advocate of a whole food diet and natural health practices. A yoga session is an essential part of my daily routine.

One of my heroes is British writer Diana Athill, and like her I hope to be still creating work well into my 90s!

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jo bailey, tel +64 3 313 0466 mob + 64 21 718 035, email