Jo is a Brisbane based GP who writes contemporary women’s fiction as well as freelance non-fiction articles about women’s issues and mental health. She also has a distance running habit. When she is not working or writing you will find her accruing kilometres while plotting her next story.
She lives with her husband, three children, an elderly Pomeranian Papillon cross Pippa and a sprightly rescue cat Jiji.
60 Marathons - completed
My Five Latest Marathons
2022 - Indigenous Marathon Foundation November challenge marathon
2023 - Rome Virtual Pacer Marathon
2023 - Indigenous Marathon Foundation - Run Sweat Inspire for NAIDOC week
2023 - Boston Pacer Adventure Marathon
2023- Indigenous Marathon Foundation November marathon challenge
Her first book Blood is Thicker Than Water, is a story about identity, family and finding the courage to not only stand up for who you are but to challenge long held prejudices.
Jo's second novel, A World of Silence, deals with the secrecy that often protects perpetrators of domestic violence. It long listed in the 2022 Hawkeye Manuscript Development Prize.
Her third novel The Family, focuses on the resilience of a mother and daughter whose bond is deeply damaged by toxic religious and cultural agendas until, through courageous determination, they reclaim the truths stolen from them.
Her fourth novel, The Truth About My Daughter, a contemporary women's novel featuring two sisters navigating their love/hate relationship within a dysfunctional family placed second in the Hawkeye Manuscript Development Prize.
She has just completed a fifth novel, 'A Good Woman,' featuring three generations of women who find themselves at a cross roads in their lives. A grandmother, a mother and a daughter are each forced to make difficult decisions that will complicate not only their own lives but the lives of loved ones.
She has a publishing contract with Hawkeye publishing for The Truth about My Daughter.