Jo Schaffer Layton is a native of the California Bay Area now living in Texas. She is a published author, speaker, screenwriter, works in tv/film production, and is a Taekwondo black belt.
She is the author of YA novels Against Her Will, the Stanley & Hazel trilogy, and the forthcoming Badlands. She also writes for marketing as well as TV and film.
Jo is a founder of the nonprofit organization that created Teen Author Boot Camp, one of the nation’s largest conferences for teens where bestselling authors present writing workshops to nearly a thousand attendees. The organization also provides programs designed to support literacy and authorship for kids and free books to underserved populations.
Jo loves being involved in anything that promotes literacy and family. She is passionate about community, travel, books, music, healthy eating, classic films and martial arts. But her favorite thing is being a mom to her awesome kiddos and wife to her hunky husband.
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