Jo Ann Schneider grew up in Utah and Colorado, and wonders how people who live in flat places can tell where they're going. In her
sixteenth year, Jo went with her family to Europe. This spawned a travel
bug that will never be satisfied. One of Jo's goals is to travel to all
seven continents--five down, two to go.
Perhaps the most
challenging thing Jo has ever done (besides write novels) was stick with
her Shaolin Kempo classes long enough to earn her black belt. Persistence, not an overabundance of mad skill, is what got her there,
and she just keeps going back for more. An intervention may be in order
at some point.
Being a geek at heart, Jo has always been drawn to
science fiction and fantasy. She writes both, and hopes to introduce
readers into worlds that wow them and characters that they can cheer
Jo lives in Salt Lake City, Utah with her adorkable husband,
Jon, who is very useful for science and computer information as well as
getting items off of top shelves. By day she is a mechanical designer
of disgustingly expensive hand-crafted steel lights, and by night she is
a ninja. Woosh, woosh.