A glitch has occurred with my contact form and I have received no emails through this site since January 2014. I had no idea there was a problem! It is FIXED now, but please - if you emailed me in the past few months, send it again. I am SO sorry for the inconvenience. I always reply to genuine messages within a couple of weeks.

Jo 29/05/14 


Welcome to my website! Here you can find out all about me and my books.

I have been writing stories all my life but I tried out lots of different careers before I decided to follow my childhood passion and write books for a living.

My first book, Moondance, a picture book for young children, was published by Andersen Press in 2004. Since then, I have published many different books for teenagers and young people. 


In 2007, Faber and Faber published my young adult novel Red Tears, a story about a teenage girl who turns to self-harm, which was critically prasied and shortlisted for the Lancashire Book Award. Red Tears has a dedicated website at www.red-tears.com 

 I also write a series of books for 9-13s called Sweet Hearts under my married name Jo Cotterill. To find out more about them, go to www.ilovesweethearts.co.uk