Jo Cotterillhas been an actor, a teacher and a fireworks technician, but she likes writing best. She has published over thirty books for children and young adults, including the critically-acclaimed novelsLooking at the StarsandA Library of Lemons. She writes short books for readers who struggle, helped by her previous experience as a learning support assistant. She also writes the superhero part-book, part-comic seriesElectrigirlwith illustrator Cathy Brett. When she's not reading, writing or out visiting schools and festivals, Jo likes to write songs and make interesting things out of paper. She lives in Oxfordshire with her family.