Jo Jette is a Misfit, Nerd, Author, Designer and Artist. Branded too uncool to befriend and too smart to live by the cool kids (OK well… pretty much all the kids at school if she’s being honest), in her formative years Jo Jette dived head first into a world filled with tortured teenage angst, heavy metal and punk rock. Oh and she wrote some really bad poetry. I mean it was truly atrocious. I tell you, she would have given Paula Nancy Millstone Jennings a run for her money.
Finally realising she was unable to pen poetry that didn't stink, and driven by an obsession with reading every book she could get her hands on, Jo picked up a pen and began writing her own stories. Somewhat ambitiously she started with choose-your-own-adventures, hand-writing and illustrating them herself in little stapled-together hand-made paper books.
Many years later, after failing Literature in high school (Jo wasn’t enrolled in that class!) and following a few awkward career choices, which included studying Criminology, Jo became the Editor of Desktop magazine, where she stayed until 2010. After leaving Desktop, Jo joined the fabulous team at Wooden Toy Quarterly, a passion publication where she moonlighted as the magazine’s Editor until the publication’s permanent hiatus in 2012. With the closure of Wooden Toy, Jo founded her own digital magazine, Nothing to Nobody, a 76-page quarterly focusing on art, life and everything in between. The magazine ran for 12 issues over 3 years.
As much as she loved working for magazines however, Jo's one true love has always been novelettes, books, bookettes and novels, and so in 2013 she finally decided to focus on her own writing. Traipsing through her archives of half-finished tales, she picked up a novel she began writing in 2010 about a kick-arse lady pirate named Miss Blimey. That novel went on to become Thirteen Bones. Since that fateful day (I think it happened to be a Tuesday), she has written and self-published a novelette, Café La Morte, and is currently finishing her third book, Stone.
When she’s not smashing out words at the speed of light, Jo loves reading or watching Sci-Fi (Doctor Who, Star Wars and anything by Douglas Adams are her favourites), roller skating, boxing or hanging out with her husband Josh, and their three cats - Frankenstein, Oswin & Arthur.