Two middle-aged women, one handsome TV star and three hormonal teenagers...all stuck in the middle of a heatwave with no plans. Elizabeth was hoping for a week of idle chatter and cold white wine, Diane for an answer to a difficult dilemma from her personal agony aunt and Jordan certainly wasn't planning on spending a week with a woman old enough to be his Gran. Jo Verity throws a smorgasbord of characters together to work out what makes life worth living, on a journey full of ups and downs, temptations and terrors. A week can be a flash in the pan - or an entire lifetime.
Jo Verity is the author of five novels - 'Everything in the Garden' (2005), 'Bells' (2007), 'Sweets from Morocco' (2009) and 'Not Funny, Not Clever' (2011) - all published by Honno. Her short stories have appeared in anthologies, magazines and been broadcast on Radio 4. She won the Richard & Judy short story competition in 2003 and the Western Mail Short Story Prize in 2004.
Her fifth novel, 'Left and Leaving', has just been published (January 2014).
Jo lives in Cardiff.