Jo is a novelist, and the author of Sticks and Stones, Safe House, What His Wife Knew and One Bad Apple. She uses her experience of family and work life to write stories which challenge readers to think past the respectability of domestic facades. She was the 2016 winner of the prestigious Friday Night Live Award at York Festival of Writing where she was also shortlisted for Best Opening Chapter.
Jo lives in Cornwall with her family and is an avid wild swimmer, making the most of her home county.
Twitter - @JoJakemanWrites
Represented by: Imogen Pelham
One Bad Apple (Constable, 2024)
What His Wife Knew (Harvill Secker, 2022)
Safe House (Harvill Secker, 2019)
Sticks and Stones (Harvill Secker, 2018 - published as The Exes' Revenge in North America)