Joanne today at 70.
In 2010 to 2012, in order to really focus on her writing and on her promoting of her trilogy novel, Eagles of the Rainbow Forever, Vol 1, Vol 2 & Vol 3; Joanne lived on a friend's Outback Queensland Australia cattle property, rent-free in this vintage 4 ft X 16 ft caravan. Her toilet and shower were in this rusty, corrugated metal lean-to, about 60 feet from her caravan. She rented space at the local shopping mall and set up a vast display showing the history her fictional saga covered.
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Joanne LOVES Expressing Herself! She had heaps of fun painting her panel van so in 2019-2020, she and her Katie Cat will one day soon, head out on their Aussie road tripping!
Writer’s Bio -- Joanne E Galliher
Joanne Galliher’s readership began with her blog, Waves of One Sea, where she first shared her peace-promoting and environment-saving short stories and novellas. Now, she captivates audiences with her animated readings through It’s Story Time. Her campaigns, SOS Save Our Sick and Joey & John Walk & Swing 9 to 3 raise organ donor registrations and lung disease research funds. Attendees buy her not-for-profit true short story, With Every Breath. It’s about her 1,187 days from terminal diagnosis to being saved by a double lung donor. Her free writing class, My Precious Past, helps aged-care residents create memoir short stories.
Four of Joanne’s short stories are published in literary magazines -- A New Way of Living: ANWOL, The Potoroos’ Second Chance, Jogging in Spring, and Rowan and His Mate Joey. She's so proud of her serial novel, Eagles of the Rainbow Forever Volume 1, Volume 2 and Volume 3. It's a multi-genre tale about 19th-, 20th-, 21st- Century and Millennial Cherokees, Irish, Germans and Filipinos ridding themselves of all prejudices – racial, religious, gender, age and socio-economic. An ABC journalist coined it as, “a pen mightier than prejudice.” The Cherokee Historical Society placed its synopsis in their Archives, acknowledging it is a tribute to the Cherokee Creed – Live in Harmony.
As a single parent, Joanne and her daughter immigrated from America to Australia, in 1988. That experience fills the completed manuscript for her serial novel’s Volume 3. It portrays how they overcame challenging cross-cultural issues. And so, the trilogy, Eagles of the Rainbow Forever spans from the 19th Century through to the Millennium.. She endeavors getting that trilogy published.
Joanne tested her writing skills by completing the final draft of a 50,000-word fictional novella, in 3 weeks. Since then, she has written 4 more fictional novellas, 1 non-fictional short story and 5 fictional short stories. Her media releases gained radio, TV and global newspaper coverage for her Eagles of the Rainbow Forever Volume 1, Volume 2 & Volume 3. She is testing the waters of global readership by having Volume 1 available to read for free... It's at Inkitt.com * Just type Eagles of the Rainbow Forever in the search bar and click 'title'... it is in the Drama section.
Joanne has a BA in Speech Pathology and MA in Communication Disorders. She was a hospital speech pathologist, for 20 years, helping infants through to adults acquire verbal and/or augmentative communication skills, despite their debilitating medical conditions. She then turned her career to the wider community, as -- employment caseworker for long-term unemployed, vocational trainer for adults with disabilities, community projects’ coordinator and university lecturer. In her 50s, she was a cattle ranch hand or ‘Jillaroo,’ on some desolate, 22,000-66,000 acre, Outback Australia cattle stations; where she also taught fitness classes.
Sharing her research papers at an Australian National Speech, Language and Hearing Conference launched her into guest speaking, providing over 25 different workshops helping teachers and parents.
Just months before her 50th birthday, Joanne’s 25 acres of Australian rainforests became her off-grid home…Perfectly peaceful for writing. Now in her 60s, her allegiance, ‘the Earth is but one country,’ still permeates her way of living and her writing themes.
Joanne's little hobble-home for the 2 years when she lived in Outback Queensland Australia when she was 58 -60. There's no sacrifice to great for Joanne to get her writing out the world.