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Joan Kerr

Geelong, Australia

I write comic novels jointly with my sister Gabrielle Daly under the pen name Gert Loveday. Gert writes with great authority on peculiar diets, exercise regimes, body makeovers, extreme fashion, gurus, pigeons, religion, poetry, politics, the health bureaucracy, gourmet cooking, reality TV and literature from the Norse Sagas to Jeffrey Archer, with a sharp eye for character foibles and the pricking of pomposity. She has written four books:

'Crane Mansions: a novel about the redeeming power of cake', a sweetly Victorian story of a long-lost heiress, pigeonnic augury and the poetry of William Blake,
'The Art of the Possible', which deals with political skullduggery, a wonder youth drug, reality TV and the Norse saga,
'The Lies and Life of Bella Hatherley', about a little girl who isn’t sure if she’s a liar or just has a very good imagination, and
'Writing is Easy', a gourmet casserole of writerly ego, vanity, sedcution, blackmail and death, spiced with a superhuman fitness protein and dollops of good red wine.

'Writing is Easy' is available as an ebook from
and from Amazon, Kobo, Bookworld and iTunes

Individually I am a widely-published poet and short fiction writer - see my Australian Society of Authors profile at

Gert Loveday's blog (Fun with Books) is at

Interests: Comic fiction, satire, poetry, creative writing, politics, food and wine, fitness, body makeovers

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: No


Published works:


  • Writing is Easy