Jo Robertson, a former high school English teacher, lives in northern California, near the beautiful Sierra Nevada foothills. She enjoys reading, scrapbooking, and discussing the latest in books, movies, and television shows. Any "spare" time she has is spent enjoying her seven children and sixteen grandchildren.
When her Advanced Placement English students challenged her to quit talking about writing and "just do it," she wrote her first completed manuscript, "The Watcher," which won Romance Writers of American's Golden Heart Award for romantic suspense in 2006. The second book in the loosely-connected trilogy is "The Avenger," which won the 2007 Daphne du Maurier Overall Award for Excellence. "The Traitor" is the third book in the series.
Jo's books are romantic thrillers, which means they straddle the line between mainstream thriller-suspense and romance. She feels that a strong relationship in a book makes the inherent danger more intense. Readers have commented that they especially enjoy her complex, three-dimensional villains.
Additionally, she's completed two historical thrillers, "Frail Blood" and "Weak Flesh," set in 1906 California and 1901 North Carolina, both inspired by real murder cases, and a young adult paranormal, "Storm of Crimson."
Also, Jo's written three novellas in her hitman series ("The Hitman's Holiday," "The Hitman's Heart," and "The Hitman's History"), as well as two erotic novellas under the name of Temple Rivers.