Contemporary Romance Author
Relatable heroines. Swoon-worthy heroes. Real-life drama. And all the feels.
Jo lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with her husband and needy, but lovable, doggos, Gus (Australian Shepherd) and Henrik (Swedish Vallhund—look it up, they’re adorable). Her favorite season is Fall, though the color change in the PNW isn't quite as beautiful as it is in her home state of Ohio. Jo loves cooking, though her favorite thing to eat (aside from potato chips) is pho, which she's unsuccessfully tried to make three times. Her drink of choice is either a Gibson or a Bloody Mary, though lately she's been experimenting with mezcal. She also loves puzzles, hiking, and karaoke.
Jo's stories feature strong, passionate heroines and draw upon aspects of her life, such as her love of good food and great cocktails, dancing, her Mexican heritage, and her fascination with archaeology which inspired her debut romcom, Raiders of the Lost Heart, to be released Fall of 2023 by Berkley.
Jo is represented by Eva Scalzo of the Speilburg Literary Agency.
Raiders of the Lost Heart
Release Date: Fall 2023
Summary: Two rival archaeologists with the hots for each other need to work together to find an ancient Aztec knife—except things heat up fast in the Mexican Jungle, in more ways than one.
Archaeology Book 2
Release Date: TBD
Summary: Coming soon!