Jo Cotterill

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Writes for children aged 8-12 and Young Adult. The Sweet Hearts series for Random House (including the title Model Behaviour, shortlisted for the YA Romantic Novel of the Year), a number of hi-lo books and plays for Barrington Stoke, and two YA novels for Faber (under the name Joanna Kenrick). Also Looking at the Stars (pub Bodley Head 2014), nominated for the Carnegie, Highly Commended in the Oxfordshire Book Award, and shortlisted for the UKLA Award. Books due out in 2016 include the novel/graphic novel ELECTRIGIRL with OUP, and the literary 8-12s novel A LIBRARY OF LEMONS with Piccadilly Press.


Enjoys reading, gardening, crafts and writing music. Lives in Oxfordshire with husband and two daughters.


Make personal appearances, Give talks and readings to adults, Write reviews, Novelist, Gives workshops, Give seminars/workshops, Give talks and readings in schools, Give readings in schools
Children's Literature, Children's Literature