Jo Treggiari

Jo Treggiari was born in London, England, and raised in Canada. She spent many years in Oakland, California and New York, where she trained as a boxer, wrote for a punk magazine, and owned a gangster rap/indie rock record label. Her novel Ashes, Ashes, a YA post-apocalyptic adventure published by Scholastic Press and also Germany’s Ars Edition, was a multiple award nominee and bestseller. Her novella Love You Like Suicide, was released as a limited, collector’s edition of the long-running punk zine Cometbus. Her acclaimed psych-horror Blood Will Out, was published by Penguin Teen in 2018. Her most recent book is the much-praised Governor General’s Literary Award finalist, Arthur Ellis Awards shortlist nominee, and Ann Connor Brimer Award finalist The Grey Sisters (Penguin Teen 2019). Jo lives with her two children in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia (the unceded, traditional territory of the Mi’kmaq) where she co-owns a curated, spirited, independent bookstore Block Shop Books.