Agent: David H Headley
After recently persuading her family to take an extended family gap year in Spain, Jo started writing while commuting back and forth from Alicante to Newcastle. She spent an enormous amount of time listening to complete strangers tell her their entire life story on every flight - practically writing the stories for her.
Her wanderlust began at an early age, growing up in Germany before settling in the North of England, but only until she was old enough to wander off to The Hague to become a politician. Her plans were thwarted when she got as far as Manchester and fell madly in love with a DJ.
She then spent years working in Turkey as a holiday rep, in France at a ski resort and a vineyard, in Spain as a teacher then got distracted with being a mother to a Dark Lord, an aspirant YouTube millionaire and wife to a husband currently enjoying the world's longest mid-life crisis before suddenly remembering her previous ambition for world peace and politics.
She currently lives back in her native Newcastle where she lives in hope that one day her husband, or someone like him, will whisk her off to far flung corners of the earth in search of adventure and romantic escapades.