About Me





As a working nurse, I have been creating stories in my head for many years, but never found the time to do anything with them – life just got in the way somehow. But once I retired, I moved to Cleethorpes in Lincolnshire, and love nothing better than walking along the sea front; I particularly enjoy the melancholy charm of the seaside in winter. On these walks, I started to invent stories and develop characters in my head and the writing just took off from there and I absolutely love it. However, I don’t want to sell books for the monetary value (nice as that is) – I want readers to savour and enjoy each story and feel passionate about every character and storyline just as I do. I once went to a book club to listen verbally to the reader’s feedback on one of my books. As I listened to them debating and getting passionate about a certain character and his actions, I smiled inwardly at the fact this man actually lived inside my head and wasn’t real! That’s what makes writing such a delight.

The kindness shown to me since I’ve been writing has been wonderful, and the genuine desire for me to do well is truly humbling. I only have the two little words, “thank you” to express my gratitude for all the support I receive, but I mean them most sincerely from the bottom of my heart – I’m very lucky. Oh, and I’ve never completely given up on nursing – I now run the NHS from the comfort of my armchair!

If anyone is interested in reading any of my books, there are 5 to choose from and they are all available on Amazon in either Kindle or paperback.


For the Love of Emily             (Romance with adult content)

Knight & Dey                          (Hospital thriller with adult content)

Chanjori House                       (Romance with adult content)

April Fool                                 (Romance and crime)

Who’s Smiling Now?               (Romance, suspense and crime)


Alternatively, if anyone would like a signed copy (maybe for a gift) – I can post one directly to you. The cost (in the UK) is £8 which included postage and packaging. I’m happy to post abroad but it probably would work out cheaper for you to purchase directly from Amazon.

My email is joymarywood@yahoo.co.uk) – please contact me if you would like to purchase a copy. Also, I love hearing from readers if you’ve enjoyed my books, so again, do send an email.

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