Am I in it?

Am I in it? It’s one of the most common questions I get asked- although one of my closest friends doesn’t bother to ask…he tells anyone who’ll listen that he’s the lead character in each of the books. Life is … Read More

Wish You Were Here: a sneak peek…

  Below is a sneaky peek into my new novel Wish You Were Here…on sale at the end of October… ‘When that kettle comes to the boil, can you move it to the window for me, please?’ I asked, fiddling … Read More

Wish You Were Here: the copy edit…

So anyways, my copy edit* came back during the week and, as always, it looked scarier than it was. My editor (Nicola from ebookedit) marks up the document in word, inserts comments here and there, and even occasionally makes me … Read More

What is an ISBN and why do you need one?

My copy edit should be back soon, but in the meantime, there’s plenty of getting ready to publish stuff I can be getting on with. Now that the cover has been decided, let’s talk numbers. If you’re publishing your book as an … Read More

What To Expect From A Copy Edit…

Wish You Were Here is about as done in the structural editing stakes as it can be. I’m doing a final pass through for the big stuff and then it’s off for copy edit. I’m also sending it off to … Read More

Happy Endings Begin Here…

Well, hello there… I’m Joanne Tracey, but you can call me Jo. Some of you might already know me- all my writing posts used to be over at and anyways…with my travel posts and my foodie posts and my walking … Read More