Jo grew up in a small town in Michigan, much like the settings of her books (except maybe for the witches and ghosts,or at least not THESE witches and ghosts…). She went back to school late in life to get her bachelor’s degree in research psychology, then decided that writing fiction was a lot more fun than writing academic papers.


She currently lives in Panama City Beach, Florida with her brilliant partner, without whom this writing thing never could have happened. They spend a lot of time in or near the Gulf of Mexico, as well as hiking at the local conservation park.


In-house supervision of all writing work is performed by Mad Sweeny, a 20 pound Maine Coon-ish swamp cat with definite opinions about how much time should be spent staring at a computer instead of providing cuddles.

(Hint: None of it. ALL the time should be cuddles).