My name is Jodie Sloan and I’m a blogger/writer based in Queensland. Born and raised in Lancashire, UK, I moved to (mostly) sunny Brisbane in 2011 and I don’t plan on leaving the Sunshine State anytime soon!

I have a BA in Art History/History from the University of Queensland and get my kicks exploring the relationships between pop culture and its contemporary society.

The Sloan Ranger is my personal/every day blog, featuring writing updates, day to day happenings, and the stuff that just doesn’t fit anywhere else. As a general rule, expect pop culture, history, and books. Bonus points for any combination of the three.

I write about books and Brisbane theatre for The AU Review (older work can be found here). I’ve also recently jumped into an editorial role, and as a result you can now add “Pretends to know stuff about contemporary Australian music” to my AU Review skill set.

I can be found on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and #bookstagram.

If you’d like to team up with me, whether it’s a book review, movie based ramblings, or just a buddy read on #bookstagram, please get in touch! Drop me a comment or fly me an email at jodiebsloan@gmail.com.

If you’re interested in my work with The AU Review and have work in mind for them, please contact editor@theaureview.com, not my own email.