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
Jo's novel The Truth About My Daughter, is a contemporary women's novel featuring two sisters who are polar opposites navigating their love/hate relationship within a dysfunctional family. The novel placed second in the Hawkeye Manuscript Development Prize.
She has a publishing contract with Hawkeye publishing with an expected date of release mid 2024.
Her novel, A World of Silence was long listed with the Hawkeye Manuscript Development prize. It is a story about female friendship and how secrecy around domestic abuse, including coercive control, can have devastating consequences.