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, was a multiple award nominee and bestseller. Her acclaimed novella Love You Like Suicide, appeared in the Fierce Ink Press anthology Becoming Fierce: Teen Stories IRL and as a limited edition of the long-running zine Cometbus. Her most recent YA novels are Blood Will Out, a psych-thriller, published by Penguin Teen (2018), and a second thriller, The Grey Sisters, (Penguin Teen 2019) which was a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary award, the Arthur Ellis award and the Ann Connor Brimer Award.
Ann Connor Brimer finalist (2021)
Arthur Ellis Award finalist (2020)
Governor General’s Literary Award finalist (2019)
OLA White Pine Fiction nominee (2012)
Snow Cedar Fiction Nominee (2012)
Bank Street Best Children’s Books of the Year (2012)
American Booksellers Association Best Books of 2011