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I’m a passionate storyteller and experienced freelance writer, author, editor and Content Queen from Christchurch, New Zealand. Read on to learn more about my latest book Never Forget and the writing, editing and marketing services I provide to corporate and commercial clients, and small businesses.


Never Forget is a collection of six true World War II stories, featuring two New Zealand servicemen, and four stories about children of war in Poland, the UK, the Netherlands and the Dutch East Indies.  Here is what Ian Latham, historian of the 2nd New Zealand Divisional Cavalry and founder of nzdivcav.org says about the book:

The stories in Jo’s book (and the lives of her subjects) have amazing plots, dramatic changes of fortune, crisis, conflict and resolution, accompanied by persistent threat – all the elements of great fiction. We meet sharply drawn characters, people like us, doing what they can to survive, with great modesty and great courage. Yet this isn’t fiction. These are real stories – lives documented – of people we might have known, who lived down the street or around the corner, and knew our parents or grandparents.”

Read more about Never Forget here.

Never Forget and my second book The Long Way Home are also available as e-books on Amazon. Click here to view and order. 



Are you looking for dynamic copy and content you can utilise across all your platforms – including your in-house publications, website, blog, press releases, advertising and communications, newsletters, e-books and social media?

Content may be ‘king’ in a market that is saturated with information. However if you want creative and compelling storytelling which ensures your business stands out from the crowd, it is the ‘Content Queen’ you need to call!

With a background in journalism and extensive experience as a publisher and editor, I can walk you through the process from concept, creation and design to the implementation and delivery of your printed or online material. I can also help to integrate your content to create an effective marketing campaign. Need a script for a promotional video or advertisement? I can help with that too. Read about my full list of services here.

During my long career I have interviewed everyone from celebrities, politicians and sports stars to businesses owners across almost every sector imaginable. I am comfortable talking to anyone and writing about pretty much anything!

My articles have been widely published in national and local newspapers and magazines.

View samples on my Work page 

"Jo's knowledge, professionalism and talent is exceptional and a true credit to her."
Sarah Smith
Director, Waipuna Estate

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