Hello, I’m Journeymouse, also known as Jo Thomas in the real world. Welcome to my website, brought to you with the help of WordPress and their elves. I can also be found through Facebook [External Link], Google+ [External Link] and Twitter [External Link]. Don’t expect sensible comment.
I write as “Jo Thomas” rather than under my full name (Joanne Thomas, which few people call me), so the name you’re looking for when you look for my work is “Jo Thomas”. Shall I say that again, just to make sure you get the plug? I write as “Jo Thomas“. I write speculative fiction – mainly fantasy with a smattering of science fiction and the odd foray into the darker end of the spectrum. Things related to my writing life and ideas can be found under the Words category.
I fence with the Sheffield branch of the Society for the Study of Swordsmanship [External Link], a member group of the British Federation for Historical Swordplay [External Link]. The weapons I’ve covered most is smallsword and rapier. I’ve also done a small amount of military sabre and longsword. I admit to a preference for stabbing but whether I have any skill is debatable! More information in the Swords category.
I also enjoy walking – just as well with dogs who requires daily exercise – and have been known to express an interest in wildlife (I used to want to be a nature reserve warden when I grew up, now I’m back to plan A – earning a living). Sometimes I remember to take a camera with me. Some of these photos even make it to my Facebook profile and are publicly available. Please give credit, etc.
I enjoy watching rugby, both union and league, but only really watch the union internationals. If I watched all the rugby I wanted, I’d never have time for anything else. Thanks to my welsh Granpa, I cheer for the Welsh national team(s). But don’t expect me to sing the anthem – I don’t know the words!
Other interests I occasionally have time for include blacksmithing with the help of Cold Hanworth Forge [External Link], genealogy, horse-riding and gardening.