Joanna Gawn


Joanna Gawn and Ron Dickerson are two best friends writing as The Lazuli Portals. They ♥ storytelling, reading, crystals, music, sci-fi, chocolate, cats and France. :)

Joanna is also an energy-healing practitioner. She is very organised and loves spreadsheets. She also enjoys spending time in natural landscapes such as Dartmoor and Brittany, and visiting National Trust gardens. She and her husband are owned by two cats, Daisy and Bertie. Joanna is a chocoholic, and is also partial to cake and Breton cidre.

Ron is a Cornishman with a background in rugby, business and Round Table/Rotary; perhaps not the expected connections for writing spiritual adventure novels! He has a deep love of books and superb writing. Ron is an intuitive natural healer (and also a natural comedian!) He and his wife also have two cats.

Writing their first novel, The Cordello Quest, was a life-changing experience, and now Jo and Ron can’t stop writing! The sequel, Mosaic of Light, is well underway, with 97000 words to its name.

Jo and Ron also write short stories (their ebooks The House of the Stormwind and Crystal, Fire and Water are both available), as well as flash fiction and poetry.

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Crystal, Fire and Water
Price: Free! Words: 9,160. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Joanna Gawn and Ron Dickerson, authors of The Lazuli Portals series, have brought together some of their shorter works in this small ebook. With stories (and a few poems) ranging from 100 - 1500 words, this collection is ideal for reading when you don’t have much time to spare. Includes: Yin and Yang; The Crystal Cave; The Day Edward Met Helene; The Haunting of Melton Grange; A Cordello Memory.
The House of the Stormwind and Other Short Stories
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 28,100. Language: British English. Published: January 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
A magical collection of tales from writing duo The Lazuli Portals (Joanna Gawn & Ron Dickerson) Contents ~ Power Games; The Magim's Staff; The House of the Stormwind; Abandoned; Midsummer Beauty; Lady of the Lake; Assignment: Humanity; Red Mist; Knock, Knock; BONUS: Chapter One of The Cordello Quest, Book One of The Lazuli Portals Trilogy

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Smashwords book reviews by Joanna Gawn

  • Far Out on April 12, 2013

    A very strong 4 stars for FAR OUT! It's easy to visualise the world the author has created, one which is split between the servers - with their servants - and those whose lot it is to dwell in the slums, barely making ends meet. Change seems inevitable. Saffron, still a very young woman, has a sweet blend of strength and vulnerability. She'll need that strength, and she'll need courage and faith, too. Like all parents, Saffron's father might not always make the right choices, but he does his best for his daughter. Key characters Nate and Marianne are memorable, as is Hermione and her meat pies. I loved the references to Goonhilly, as I visited there a few years ago. I also liked the themes of natural medicine and the language of flowers: utilising the planet's generous resources in a good way. FAR OUT addresses approaches to land use, balancing our needs with the Earth's; the need for community; the worrying uses of artificial intelligence; and where we, as human beings, should steer ourselves. What do we really want to create as our future? Finally, it's clear the author loves writing and language. There are a few phrases I would like to have created myself!