Entrepreneurs, Off the Cuff

‘Off the Cuff’ with Joanna Penn

Joanna Penn is the author of the ARKANE thrillers, Pentecost and Prophecy. Joanna is also an entrepreneur and professional speaker.

Her site for writers http://www.TheCreativePenn.com has been voted one of the Top 10 sites for writers 2 years running and offers articles, audio and video on writing, publishing and book marketing. Connect with Joanna on Twitter @thecreativepenn.

My secret pleasure is … Hotel Chocolat 85% Madagascan dark chocolate.

My first job was … Cleaning toilets in a dry cleaning factory.

My most annoying habits are … being hyper sensitive to sound so wearing ear plugs a lot.

A clear childhood memory is … flying over the Sahara when we moved to Malawi, Africa when I was seven.

What makes me really nervous is … the moment before I start speaking at an event (although I am a professional speaker and enjoy it once I get started!).

The best advice my parents gave me was … to floss.

If I wasn’t an author, speaker & blogger, I’d be … a psychologist.

I’m most thankful for … my husband, Jonathan.

My favorite meal is … chicken tikka masala.

I know it’s good for me, but I hate … going to the doctors.

A book I love is … The Success Principles by Jack Canfield.


A song that resonates is … One Way by the Levellers.

My ‘happy place’ is … scuba diving somewhere tropical.

My most embarrassing memory is … being found out at school for wearing clothes from the hand me down shop.

My hidden skill is … I’m pretty good with a revolver.

If I was a dog, I’d be a … golden retriever.

It’s a bit corny, but I love … karaoke and songs from the 90s.

I’m most at peace when … I’m scuba diving.

Country I’d love to visit … Iran for the amazing history and architecture.

Favourite quote … “Whatever you do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.” Goethe

Connect with Joanna on Twitter @thecreativepenn.

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