JoJo Schroeder was born in Nurnberg, Germany. She moved to Munich when she was three and lived there until she was 23. After that she moved to the US and traveled around, living in many cities on both coasts and in the north and south. She also traveled to Africa and Central Asia to work in humanitarian aid positions with the UN. She is currently working on her book about her experiences in Angola at the end of their war. Presently she lives in Portland, Oregon where she protects and rehabilitates houses no one else wants, while she continues to write both fiction and non-fiction. Writing is her greatest love and entertaining others with it is a close second.
What are you working on next?
I am working on a memoir of my year in Angola, at the end (although we didn't know that at the time) of the civil war that had raged for 40 years.
What do your fans mean to you?
My fans mean everything to me. Their feedback and reactions to my work are so enlightening. I learn more from my fans about myself and my work than I ever knew even while writing it. It's lovely. I don't think writing would mean as much to me if my words went into a void and disappeared from thought. My fans keep the earth beneath my shoes...and, for that matter, keep my characters alive. I need them. I'm extremely grateful for them.
julie cavendish is in love with her best friend. as a strong career woman and modern feminist she hates being a slave to feelings so powerful, especially unrequited ones. to avoid screwing up a good thing, julie attempts to forego love altogether, with interesting consequences.