Hello! I’m Sophie Jo and I write Young Adult (YA) fiction. I live in Coventry with my boyfriend and, much to my dismay, no cats at all. One day we will rectify this, and that day cannot come a moment too soon.*
In 2020, me and five others were picked from over 1,600 entrants and invited to be part of the Madeleine Milburn Literary, TV & Film Agency’s very first mentorship scheme. Lots of learning, lots of writing — the best opportunity I’ve ever been given. My first YA novel, THE NICEST GIRL, is out now.
I’m an ambassador for Women’s Aid, a national charity working to end domestic violence against women and children — I’ve worked with the Sunday Times, Cosmopolitan, BBC Woman’s Hour and Avon to spread the word about healthy teen relationships, and supported the Women’s Aid media team with the construction of its Love Respect website.
I am a long-time fan of Disneyland and that is why the majority of my tweets have something to do with MISSING MICKEY MOUSE or WONDERING WHY I AM NOT ON THE HAUNTED MANSION RIGHT NOW. It’s a very specific and much-maligned hobby but it’s the life I chose. Am also very keen on overanalysing cult ’00s teen TV show The O.C. and eating that Cadbury Marvellous Creations chocolate with the chewy bits in. That’s probably all you need to know.
*Edit (May 2022): WE HAVE RECTIFIED IT!!! Mwow.