About Jo

This picture is ten-plus years old.
I feel no urge to update it.
I am a wife, mother, writer, community organizer, and local government nerd.

I live North of Pittsburgh in a township populated by an extraordinary number of pizza shops. I married my high school sweetheart (it still counts even though we went to different high schools) in 2002. We have one daughter and two Shih Tzus called Luke & Leia. We're not into Star Wars as much as our pet name selections suggest.

This used to be a blog called Big Teeth & Clouds. I was almost famous once for writing about Eggo waffles. My first novel spent about three years comfortably on a shelf while I gathered the courage to publish it. After a good long rest, it's available from amazon.com along with my newest work of fiction, More Than a Bad Teacher!