Joanne Hall


Joanne Hall

Joanne Hall is the same age as Star Wars, which explains a lot….  She lives in Bristol, England with her partaner.  She enjoys reading, writing, listening to music, playing console games, watching movies, eating chocolate and playing with the world’s laziest dog.

A full-time author since 2003, Joanne’s “New Kingdom” fantasy trilogy was published by Epress Online, and was a finalist in both the PLUTO and EPPIE awards.  Her short stories have appeared in many publications, both print and online, including Afterburn SF, Quantum Muse, and The Harrow.

She has had short stories published in several anthologies, including “Pirates of the Cumberland Basin” in Future Bristol, and “Corpse Flight” in Dark Spires.  A short story collection, “The Feline Queen” was published in March 2011 by Wolfsinger Publications, and her fourth novel, “The Art of Forgetting”, has been released in two volumes by Kristell Ink. Volume One, “Rider” was published in July 2013 to a warm critical reception, while Volume Two, “Nomad” was released in May 2014. “Rider” made the longlist for the 2014 Tiptree Award.

For the last six years, Joanne has been the Chair of BristolCon, Bristol’s premier (and only!) science fiction and fantasy convention.  She also runs the Bristol Fantasy and SF Society Facebook group, as well as taking on freelance editing projects.

She is the co-editor, with Roz Clarke and Rick Novy, of “Colinthology”, a tribute anthology to the late Colin Harvey, which also includes her short story “Lukewarm in Lynhelm.”  “Colinthology” was published as an ebook in October 2012 by Wizards Tower, and launched at BristolCon. Roz and Jo also edited a Bristol-themed steampunk anthology, “Airship Shape and Bristol Fashion”, published by Wizard’s Tower in February 2014, and they have future projects in the pipeline, including Kristell Ink’s “Fight Like A Girl”.

Joanne’s latest novel, “Spark and Carousel”, which she describes as “Oliver Twist meets The Godfather, only with magic and demons”, was published by Kristell Ink in September 2015.

Jo says she is always happy to hear from readers, especially the ones that send her cake in the post…

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