Jo is a YA novelist, speaker, writer at Patheos.com, works in film and is a Taekwondo black belt.

She’s a founding member of Writers Cubed and co-founder of the Teen Author Boot Camp (NPO), one of the largest conferences in the nation for youth ages 13-19. She and a crew of local and international bestselling authors present writing workshops to hundreds of attendees at the Utah-based conference. Some NYT Best selling authors who have keynoted at Teen Author Boot Camp include: Brandon Mull, Kiersten White, Ally Condie, Shannon Hale, Jessica Day George, James Dashner and Brandon Sanderson.

Jo loves being involved in anything that promotes literacy and community. She is passionate about the arts, travel, books, music, healthy eating, classic films and martial arts. Her brain is always spinning new ideas for books and sometimes she even gets around to blogging.

Jo is a native Californian now living in the beautiful mountains of Utah with her three strapping sons.