the five year plan by Jodi Gibson
the memories we hide book image


June 2021
Jodi is excited to announce that her next novel ‘The Five Year Plan’ has been acquired by Brio Books and will be published September 7th 2022.

Pre-orders are now open! 

Jodi announces her next novel, The Five Year Plan will be published in the second half of 2021. Stay tuned for the cover reveal and publication information and surprises coming soon.  



Aug 20th – The Memories We Hide is one year old! Happy book birthday! 

The Five Year Plan (working title) is now out on submission to agents and publishers. Wish me luck!

I’m teaming with writing coach and mentor Kelly Rigby to work through my next work in progress, another uplit feelgood women’s fiction with the working title of ‘Reinventing Emily Brown’. 

Having spent the first half of the year rewriting and refining my current manuscript ‘The Five Year Plan’ (working title) the structural edits are back from my editor and it’s in good shape. Time for the final refinements. 



Sharing the books that spark joy in me over at Pamela Cook’s blog. 
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Blog Tour Time! 
Jodi was thrilled to be involved in the #LoveBooksTour during October. 

Starting off at the Chat About Books blog

Author Spotlight at Portobello Book Blog
Sharing an excerpt at Books Teacup and Reviews 
Talking about the characters from The Memories We Hide with Being Anne
Talking about the setting over at Short Book and Scribes
Another excerpt at ebooks Addicts UK 
A stunning 5-star review at Shalini’s Book Reviews
A 5-star review at Forever The Wanderer
Another snippet from the book over at BforBookReview
In October Jodi was also interviewed by Alison Laverty on her blog about her writing and The Memories We Hide. Click here to read

Reviews in! 
Jodi’s has had some great reviews on her novel on Goodreads and Amazon, and also appeared on the following blogs with reviews and articles. 

Mrs. Bs Book Reviews – Book Review

Tea with Mrs. B– author interview

Wordmothers – What does it take to be an indie author?

Debbish – Book Review

Jodi was interviewed in The Wangaratta Chronicle about her new book. 
You can read the article here

20th August- Jodi’s debut novel,  was published. Now available in eBook on all platforms, from Booktopia, major books stores and ask at your local independent book store. 



Jodi was interviewed on the Writes4Women podcast. Listen on your favourite podcast app or directly here.
Jodi and Pam discuss the indie publishing industry and of course Jodi’s debut novel!


The Memories We Hide’ now has a cover and a publication date. The 3rd September 2019 will be the date where you can purchase either the ebook or paperback copy. Keep an eye out for the pre-order period!

Jodi’s debut novel (contemporary drama) ‘The Memories We Hide’ will be published in July/August. Make sure you keep an eye out for the cover reveal and a chance to win yourself a copy!



Jodi is excited to announce she will be publishing her debut novels in both genres (contemporary drama and light women’s fiction) in 2019. Stay tuned for more details, or sign up to be the first to know.



In 2017, Jodi had two stories selected as part of the Queensland Writers’ Centre 8-Word Story Competition. Both stories appeared on billboards around Brisbane. As a result, Jodi appeared in a local newspaper discussing her writing and success in the Queensland Writers’ Centre 8-Word Story Competition.

Jodi’s short story ‘The Window’ was long-listed in the 2017 Birdcatcher Books Short Story Competition and was also selected to be published in their anthology collection.

Jodi was awarded an Honorable Mention in the first round of the NYC Midnight Short Story Challenge. This challenge involved having to write a short story in 8 days, in a randomly generated genre, setting and character assigned by the team.

In November, Jodi was invited to be interviewed by the lovely and talented Kirsty Dummin for her blog series, ‘The Writer’s Room’. Click here to read

June 2017, Jodi was featured on Louise Allen’s ‘Writers in the Attic’ series, where I wrote about how I found my place in the world of writing. Click here to read

April 2017, Jodi took part in a week-long masterclass with best-selling prolific Australian author, Fiona McIntosh. The week was spent immersing herself in the invaluable wisdom and knowledge from Fiona along with sixteen other aspiring writers.



Interviewed on author Natasha Lester’s blog as a part of her “Hopefully-soon-to-be-published writers” series.
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Listen to Jodi’s interview with Vanessa Carnevale on her “Your Creative Life” podcast, where they discuss all things writing from blogging, to copywriting, and of course creative writing.
Click here to connect to where you can listen/downloa