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Joanne Van Leerdam has been writing ever since she learned how to hold a pencil, but really only began to take her poetry seriously over the last few years. In addition to poetry, she blogs regularly and also writes the occasional short story. 


Joanne loves reading, crosswords, sudoku, and colouring for relaxation. She plays piano and is a keen photographer. 

Joanne is a teacher of English, History and Drama/Production. She is director/producer of her school's musical every year and is an active member and performer in her local theatre company. 

She is proud to be both an Australian and an honorary Canadian. 

Joanne runs WordyNerdBird as a Facebook page, but also as a business through which she publishes her books. 

She does her own graphic design work, producing custom design projects in addition to her own range of magnets, cards and promotional material.  

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