Joanne McClean


Cynic, hopeless romantic, eccentric, daydreamer, nerd, music lover, movie goer, loner, coffee addict, bookworm & writer.

What is life if you don't have a dream to chase?

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in the small town of Armagh in Northern Ireland. When I was younger, there wasn't a lot to do and you had to make your own fun. Then there was the fact that the estate I grew up in didn't have a lot of other children that I could socialise with. Hence why I became interested in books.
There is just something magical about books. They could transport me from my bedroom into a completely different world where anything could happen.
I became interested in writing in my early teens but didn't take it seriously until I finished school.
My first novel came to me on a bus journey home and since then I was hooked.
It provided me with something to do. After I had finished school, I lost my part-time job when Woolworths closed. So I had a lot of free time to get creative and that is where my debut novel was born.
When did you first start writing?
I first started writing stories when I was about 9. I loved Creative Writing when I was younger and used to amuse my teachers with my stories.
When I got older, my writing took a back seat. It wasn't until I was 15 and took up English Lit. to study that I found my love of writing again.
It was then, 3 years later, that I went on to write The Secret Life of Jamie Sykes and I haven't looked back since.
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Series: Destroyer. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 57,290. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
Millie Harper wanted a normal life. Fate had other plans. 11 years after the murder of her father, Millie has tried to move on but when her mother dies unexpectedly, it changes everything. When Millie finds a letter her mother had written on the day she died, she is shocked to find that her life has been one big lie and must face the horrifying truth - to embrace her destiny as a Destroyer ...
Someone Like You
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,450. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
*PLEASE NOTE STRONG LANGUAGE* Due to a Housing screw up, Temperance and Priestly are forced to live together. And it doesn't take long for them to discover that this living arrangement isn't going to be easy. Priestly likes to throw parties while Temperance prefers to study. However, as they spend more time together, their love/hate relationship just might be exactly what they both need after all
Red Hair and a Lot of Flair
Series: Blue Eyes and Red Hair, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,790. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Humor, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
This is Hagen's P.O.V. from the short story 'Blue Eyes and Sweet Peach Pie.' When Hagen Stevenson meets his brother for dinner, he thinks it's just going to be a quiet meal. However, he soon realises that his quiet night out is going to get a lot more interesting. Enter Miss Redhead. After witnessing a girl with red hair getting dumped by her boyfriend, Hagen's finds himself on one big adventure!
Blue Eyes and Sweet Peach Pie
Series: Blue Eyes and Red Hair, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,640. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Humor
When Lorelai Simmons gets dumped on her 21st birthday, she thinks things can't get any worse. However, she soon finds herself stranded in a dodgy bar with no phone and no way home. Fed up, she decides to make the most of it and hopes her luck will turn around. So, with the help of the affectionately named Gold Tooth, Lorelai is now Sweet Peach and promised one hell of a birthday! Enter Blue Eyes!
Learning to Breathe
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 84,490. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
Darcie Gilmore just wanted a fresh start. When her mother packs them off to live in Dover Springs, Darcie is given the chance to start over. However, having spent the last six months haunted by terrible nightmares and feeling isolated and alone, Darcie doubts that anything will be different ... until she meets Danny Fletcher. That's when her life changes in ways she never thought possible.
Not in Love with Kale Eddison
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 65,260. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
Meet Izzie Frank: A feisty redhead who just wants to finish high school and make something of herself. Meet Kale Eddison: A Hollywood Heartthrob who just wants the chance to be a 'normal high school student' and step away from acting. What happens when their two very different worlds collide?

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Smashwords book reviews by Joanne McClean

  • A Walk in the Garden on Dec. 28, 2011

    I enjoyed this book. I always love reading about a time travel romance. The characters were likeable and the plot plodded along nicely. The only thing I didn't like was the repetition of certain words and phrases - a lot. Other than that, a nice little read.