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Joanna Nell is a British-Australian writer, GP and advocate for positive ageing. She is the author of four bestselling novels The Single Ladies of Jacaranda Retirement Village, The Last Voyage of Mrs Henry ParkerThe Great Escape From Woodlands Nursing Home, and The Tea Ladies of St Jude's Hospital.


Joanna's short fiction has won numerous awards and been published in 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. 

She lives on Sydney's Northern Beaches with her husband and an aged Labrador. She also enjoys occasional visits from her adult children.

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Praise for Joanna

"Hugely entertaining...funny and heartwarming"


Woman & Home

"Whip-smart dialogue, humour and sarcasm...extremely well written and highly addictive."

Sun Herald

"Funny, insightful and deliciously refreshing–the most heartwarming book we've read in a long time."

Women's Weekly

"Joanna is an accomplished writer... an astute observer of the human condition."

Living Arts Canberra


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Ageing Fearlessly hosted by Karen Sander is a podcast of the radio program of the same name. The program is for the 50+ Baby Boomers and aims to educate, motivate and inspire you to live a vitally active life, full of joy.

I was honoured to appear in episode 102 of the podcast when Karen interviewed me in the studios at Northern Beaches Radio about becoming an author. I absolutely loved this interview, and I hope you will too.



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