is an author, editor, poet, journalist, with a passion for LGBTQ books—especially the LB and T. Her anthology Steam-Powered: Lesbian Steampunk Stories was a Lambda Literary Award finalist in 2012, and her co-edited anthologies Hellebore & Rue (with Catherine Lundoff) and Heiresses of Russ 1 (with Steve Berman) finalists for the Golden Crown Literary Award, given annually for lesbian literature.
Her poetry has also been nominated for the Rhysling Award and the 2008 Bram Stoker Award. Her other novel, The Tale of the Miller’s Daughter, was published in 2006 by Papaveria Press and is scheduled to be reprinted soon. Her other anthologies include more installments in the popular Steam-Powered series and the seventh volume of the popular WisCon Chronicles, which is scheduled for publication in 2013 and explores themes related to the con, fandom, and disability. She is currently working on a trilogy of interlocking Cinderella stories tentatively titled Transports of Delight and a poetry collection about death in various world cultures.
A consummate fan of artisan perfume, yuri anime and manga, fairy tales, jewelry making, and anything to do with Doctor Who, Jo lives in South Florida with her partner, a beautiful orange tabby named Oscar and a stray cat named Kia who she’d like to adopt. She is a full-time editor and writer and would love to help you with your manuscript if you’re into that sort of thing.