Jo Treggiari: I was born in London, England but grew up in Canada, Roccasinibalda, Italy and California.
I used to work in the music industry and eventually owned my own indie record label. The first CD we ever put out was by a gangsta rap group. We also did alt rock and punk.
I have trained as a boxer. I could have been a contender. (Not really).
I started writing stories for my little sister when I was about 8. Often I would rework fairytales so that the princesses had a little more grit. Then I would write them out on white paper, roll them up and tie with a red ribbon. Later on in high school I penned personalized naughty limericks by request. I love dogs, crows, and octopi. I blog. And I enjoy baking desserts.
My first book, a middle-grade fantasy THE CURIOUS MISADVENTURES OF FELTUS OVALTON, came out in 2006. My most recent book is ASHES, ASHES, a post-apocalyptic adventure, published in 2011 by Scholastic Press; the paperback will be out in January 2013. My creative non-fiction short LOVE YOU LIKE SUICIDE releases as an e-book October 2012- go to www.fierceinkpress.com for more info. I’ve just finished a neo-gothic, horror YA- INKERS which is currently on submission and I am working on a YA thriller- HINDSIGHT which is scaring the pants off of me.
Contact Jo: writer(at)jotreggiari (dot) com or snail mail me at:
Box 1446, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, B0J 2C0, Canada. I love getting letters!
I’m repped by literary agent Danielle Chiotti at Upstart Crow Literary : danielle (at) upstartcrowliterary (dot) com