Introducing Joseph

Today I have a really exciting announcement to make. There is a guy who has been on this strange blogging journey since the very beginning. Many of the posts you find on this blog have been meticulously looked over and in many cases made better by him. He is the person I go to for help. He is the person I bounce ideas off of.

He is the guy behind the curtain (yes, I am trying to made a Wizard of Oz joke here). He lives in sunny Australia and he is also my best friend. Today I am super excited to announce that he is now a writer here on, but I will let Joe tell you a little more about himself.

As Emma said, my name is Joseph, and I’ve been involved in the site for quite a while now. if you rewind back to November 2013 there’s actually a post by me! Emma asked me to contribute more regularly to the blog and I’m more than happy to flex my writing ‘muscle’. (let me have the bad analogy…my writing muscles are the only muscles I have).

I do indeed live in (perpetual, heat stroke inducingly) sunny Australia. I went to high school with Emma in Scotland and moved out to this lovely but deadly country in 2008. I recently completed my Bachelors degree and I’m now doing my Master’s in Writing, Editing and Publishing, which I absolutely love. I’m currently polishing up my first novel to send out to publishers, and I also do a lot of design and tech work in theatre.

Hopefully you’ll be hearing from me a lot more in the future, and I’m super-excited to be a regular contributor on Bluchickenninja.

PS: fun fact, Emma doesn’t like to admit it but I came up with the name Bluchickenninja

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Joseph is a theatre technician and writer from the UK, currently living in Brisbane, Australia. He's studying his Master's Degree in Writing, Editing and Publishing and hopes to publish his novels and complete a PhD.

47 thoughts on “Introducing Joseph

    1. Well the truth had to come out some time! And thanks for the well-wishes. Undoubtedly you’ll see me on the NYT Bestsellers list some time next year πŸ˜‰

  1. Hi, Joseph πŸ™‚ Good luck with your first novel. Looking forward to your posts here on Emma’s blog.
    I’ve dipped into the blue dye lately myself, like your style πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks πŸ™‚ I’m looking forward to writing my posts (figuring out what to write, less so).
      That’s actually an old photo, I have silvery blond at the moment and will be dyeing again soon (it changes often)

    1. I’m looking forward to it too. I was going to say I wish I had a Joseph, but I guess Emma is my Joseph! (that was a really weird sentence to write)

    1. It is indeed. I have several Zelda shirts now… my friends all know that if I have a T-shirt with weird symbols on it, then it’s probably a Zelda one.

    1. I’m pretty fond of it too. I did a presentation in class when I was about 13 about different breeds of chicken (who knows why I chose that as my subject), and people had trouble believing that there are blue chickens. I can’t quite remember how the ‘ninja’ part factors into it though…

    1. That it is… I have learned to avoid the spiders and (touch wood) I have never seen a wild snake. Which is just as well because I have a nausea-inducing phobia of them so it would be a messy experience.

      1. I was once collecting sticks (for a fire) on my parents farm, when I suddenly thought ‘I’d better be careful, these stick look a lot like black snakes…’. Then a black snake slithered away about metre away from me!!!! I ran. I screamed as I ran. I didn’t collect any more sticks that day.

  2. Welcome to the posse. I have Australia on the to-go-to list. Got lots of readers from there and New Zealand. So on another note: how many nicknames does Emma have? Really, you can tell us.

    1. None! Nah I’m only joking. At my old job I was always amazed by the people who insisted on shortening my name. I mean Emma isn’t exactly that long. Still too long for some people. Em and Emz were common.

      Joe will probably spill all when he decides to log in!

      1. I don’t know that I’ve ever really called Emma anything but Emma… though now that I’ve said that there’s probably some hilarious nickname-based story that I’m totally forgetting. I’ll let you know if/when I remember it πŸ˜‰

    1. I have had a few, but none that have really ‘stuck’. Once I have enough free time to commit to writing enough to fill one I’ll probably boot up my own one πŸ™‚

  3. Hey, I NEED A JOSEPH, (no kidding) especially since I’m just starting out in this blogging world. Lots of blessings to you both and welcome and Joseph lots of good luck with your novel.

      1. I feel like ‘Joseph’ is become some kind of weird job title here…
        and thanks for the well wishes for the novel πŸ™‚ Hopefully someday you’ll see my name in a bookstore window πŸ˜‰

  4. This is a nice introduction for me, Joseph and Emma, since I just discovered this blog. I have been poking around the posts and know I am going to stay!

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