About the Author

the author

photo by Kate Inglis. www.kateinglis.com

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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, wolves and octopuses. I blog sporadically. And I enjoy baking desserts.

My new book, NEEDS MUST, a psychological thriller will be published by Penguin Teen in the Spring of 2018.

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 best-selling 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 released as an e-book October 2012- go to www.fierceinkpress.com for more info, and as a limited edition of the famed COMETBUS zine (#55 1/2 if you go looking for it).
Fierce Ink Press is releasing a print anthology, BECOMING FIERCE: TEEN STORIES IRL which includes LOVE YOU LIKE SUICIDE on September 23 2014.

I am co-owner of Lexicon Books, a spirited, curated, indie bookstore located in beautiful Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. Consider this an invitation to stop by and say ‘hello’.

I’m repped by the fierce Ali McDonald. Email her: alison@therightsfactory.com

Contact Jo: writer(at)jotreggiari (dot) com or snail mail me at:
Box 1446, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, B0J 2C0, Canada. I love getting letters!

If you’d like to contact me in my bookstore persona, the email is info@lexiconbooks.ca. The website is www.lexiconbooks.ca

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