About Me

Hello and welcome to my website. I’m an Edinburgh-based writer with a passion for reading, beautiful skies and cups of tea.  

I spend the rest of my days talking teenagers into reading books and spelling simile correctly. Margaret Atwood and Haruki Murakami are amongst my literary heroes.

Recurring themes in my work include isolation, mental health, identity, injustice and prejudice. I have a particular interest in the ever-changing interaction between society and the individual and exploring how the stories of the past influence our present.

I co-founded a writing community who meet weekly, bringing encouragement, common sense and enthusiasm.

Check out the rest of my site for samples of my work. To support my work, book a performance or find out more email hellojoannebell@gmail.com.