Joanne M. Weselby

Biography

Joanne M. Weselby (1985- ) was born in Sutton in Ashfield, England and grew up a stone's throw from Sherwood Forest. A bookish overachiever, she could always be found with her nose in a novel, or her head in the clouds.

As an adult, despite struggling with her health, she went on to obtain a first class BA (Hons) in English Literature and Creative Writing from Nottingham Trent University in 2012, at the age of 27. Upon graduation, she was awarded both the Five Leaves Prize and the Pat McLernon Prize for outstanding academic achievements in her chosen field.

She now runs her own freelance business working as a writer, academic researcher and copyeditor.

Smashwords Interview

So, Joanne... what does the 'M' stand for?
Michele - my Dad doesn't exactly have a way with spelling!
Where did you grow up, and how did your childhood influence your writing?
I grew up a stone's throw from Sherwood Forest - my early childhood was a careless haze, full of the stacks of storybooks I kept at the foot of my bed, the chalked pictured drawn on the pavement, the bike rides with no destination in mind, days of grass-stained kneecaps and gleeful laughter, the bliss of homemade Cola lollies and sprinklers in the garden. With such wonderful distractions, I never thought about who I was; who I wanted to be.

It was at age 11 that someone saw the writer in me. A secondary school English teacher used to kids reading Shakespeare with dead eyes and slack jaws, he saw something different in me; a quality of 'writerliness' (as he once put it). He told me something else that day: that, as a writer, I read with the eyes of a thief - that we were all thieves, looking for shiny things to pull apart and put back together in a way that was different, that was ours. He taught me that day that all writers are magpies.

I have never forgotten this childhood revelation - it has become an integral part of my understanding of who I am as a writer; my purpose, my function, and why I love it so damn much!
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Joanne M. Weselby online


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Books

Citations Made Simple: A Student's Guide to Easy Referencing, The Complete Guide
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Series: Citations Made Simple, Vols. I-VI. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 34,550. Language: British English. Published: October 8, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks and Manuals
This book provides a complete guide to the six main formatting styles (APA, Harvard, Chicago Vancouver, Oxford and MLA). Information is given on the general requirements of each format, the correct way to cite sources in the main body of the essay (whether in-text, footnotes or endnotes), and all the formatting requirements for different types of bibliography entries.
Citations Made Simple: A Student's Guide to Easy Referencing, Vol. VI: The MLA Format
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Series: Citations Made Simple, Vol. VI. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,070. Language: British English. Published: October 7, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Reference
This book is the sixth in a recently extended series of guides for the six main formatting styles (APA, Harvard, Chicago, Vancouver, Oxford, and MLA), and focuses on the MLA format. Information is given on the general requirements of the Oxford format, as well as all the formatting requirements for different types of in-text and bibliography entries.
Citations Made Simple: A Student's Guide to Easy Referencing, Vol. V: The Oxford Format
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Series: Citations Made Simple, Vol. V. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,360. Language: British English. Published: October 6, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Reference
This book is the fifth in a recently extended series of guides for the six main formatting styles (APA, Harvard, Chicago, Vancouver, Oxford, and MLA), and focuses on the Oxford footnotes format. Information is given on the general requirements of the Oxford format, the correct way to provide footnotes, and all the formatting requirements for different types of bibliography entries.
Citations Made Simple: A Student's Guide to Easy Referencing, Vol. IV: The Vancouver Format
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Series: Citations Made Simple, Vol. IV. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,540. Language: British English. Published: October 3, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Reference
This book is the fourth in a series of guides for the four main formatting styles (APA, Harvard, Chicago and Vancouver), and focuses on the Vancouver endnotes format, in compliance with ICMJE style recommendations. Information is given on both the in-text and endnote requirements of the Vancouver format.
Citations Made Simple: A Student's Guide to Easy Referencing, Vol III: The Chicago Format
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Series: Citations Made Simple, Vol. III. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,500. Language: British English. Published: September 20, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Reference
This book is the third in a series of guides for the four main formatting styles (APA, Harvard, Chicago and Vancouver), and focuses on the Chicago footnotes format. Information is given on the general requirements of the Chicago footnotes format, the correct way to cite sources in footnotes, and all the formatting requirements for different types of bibliography entries.
Citations Made Simple: A Student's Guide to Easy Referencing, Vol II: The Harvard Format
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Series: Citations Made Simple, Vol. II. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,970. Language: British English. Published: September 14, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Reference
This book is the second in a series of guides for the four main formatting styles (APA, Harvard, Chicago and Vancouver), and focuses on the Harvard format. Information is given on the general requirements of the Harvard format, the correct way to cite sources, and all the formatting requirements for different types of bibliography entries.
Citations Made Simple: A Student's Guide to Easy Referencing, Vol I: The APA Format
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Series: Citations Made Simple, Vol. I. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,270. Language: British English. Published: September 12, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Reference
This book provides a guide to APA (6th edition) formatting that is both comprehensive and easy to understand. Information is given on the general requirements of APA format, the correct way to cite sources in-text, and all the formatting requirements for different types of bibliography entries.
Never Too Late: A Mature Student’s Guide to Going to University
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,180. Language: British English. Published: August 28, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Student life & student affairs
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This book supplies hints, tips and anecdotes intended to help mature students to make the most of both the social and academic elements of University life, and to let go of the fear that comes with deciding to go back to school.
First Class English Literature Essays
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 19,150. Language: British English. Published: August 27, 2014. Category: Essay » Literature
This book provides a collection of English Literature essays which received First Class/Distinction at Undergraduate level. They can be used to assist your studies in a particular topic or as a more generalised template of how to go about answering your essay question.

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