Inhabiting young-at-heart characters who are not afraid to break the rules and defy society's expectations of ageing.
Joanna Nell is a Sydney-based writer, GP and advocate for positive ageing. Her bestselling debut novel The Single Ladies of Jacaranda Retirement Village was published in 2018 with rights sold internationally. Her second novel The Last Voyage of Mrs Henry Parker was published in 2019.
Joanna's award winning short fiction has been published in a number of magazines, journals and short story anthologies including Award Winning Australian Writing. She has also written for The Sydney Morning Herald's Spectrum and Sunday Life magazines.
Al books are published by Hachette Australia and NZ, Hodder & Stoughton (UK) and available at all good bookshops, online booksellers, ebook platforms and in audiobook.
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THE GREAT ESCAPE FROM WOODLANDS NURSING HOME
A reclusive spinster and a gregarious widower, two equally reluctant inmates of an aged care home, form an unlikely friendship and discover that you're never too old to laugh. Or love.
THE LAST VOYAGE OF MRS HENRY PARKER
The Last Voyage of Mrs Henry Parker is a love letter to the memories we make over the course of a lifetime, and how the heart remembers when the mind has long forgotten.
THE SINGLE LADIES OF JACARANDA RETIREMENT VILLAGE
A chance encounter with a long lost school friend sets lonely widow Peggy Smart on a journey of self-discovery and demonstrates that it's never too late to grow old disgracefully.
Also available in the UK and Germany
If you'd like a signed bookplate for your book or postcard (they make great bookmarks), then please message me via the contact page and I will send one free of charge.
Great Christmas present idea!
Talking Aussie Books Podcast
In this podcast, hosted by Claudine Tinellis, Joanna talks about her new book The Great Escape From Woodlands Nursing Home and reveals more about the inspiration for the story.