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Joss Wood

Joss Wood

South African romance Author fuelled by coffee and craziness

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Joss's top writing themes

The body
Physical intimacy
Lust and desire

About Joss

I wrote my first book at the age of eight (a romance, what else?) and I simply never stopped writing. My passion for putting black letters on a white screen is matched only by my love of books and travelling (especially to the wild places of Southern Africa) and, possibly, by my hatred of ironing, making school lunches and anything to do with book-keeping.

I first received interest from Mills and Boon editors when I became a finalist in the Voice of Africa/Essentials magazine short story writing competition in 2010, and placed third in 2011, and thus my writing career was born.

When I’m not writing or being a hands-on mom, I work for a non-profit organisation to promote the local economic development and the collective business interests of the area where I live. My hobbies include coaching my young daughter's field hockey team, meeting friends for a before-work cappuccino and an after-work cup of tea, and reading, reading, reading. I am happiest with a rucksack on my back and an airplane ticket in my hand and have been fortunate enough to indulge my passion for travel by visiting many countries within Southern Africa, Europe and the USA.

I live in a rural town in the province of Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa, in an area surrounded by game farms and stunning mountains. It is not unusual for me to see rhinoceroses and giraffes, antelope and zebras while driving to have tea with my mother or sister in a neighbouring town. I live with my husband, son and daughter and pets, happily and chaotically, surrounded by books, family and friends.

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