'This is well-written, very funny and I raced through it, occasionally squealing in horror at the antics of Kate’s colleagues. It’s also a joy to read about a strong woman with a big job and fiery opinions, a nice antidote to the sugary sweet sort of chick lit.' DAILY MAIL. Kate King is furiously flailing to keep afloat. As her team bicker, finger-point and cheat their way through rumours of sackings and site closures, her ill-tempered husband is becoming increasingly embittered and secretive. Kate knows she must address his petulant question: “Surely there’s more to life than this?” but all her energies are required to dodge the corporate bullets constantly fired in her direction. Under pressure from an attractive, younger colleague, Kate is also concerned by her sudden invisibility to the opposite sex and the alarming appearance of back fat. Disturbingly, beige knitwear has started to call to her from the shelves of M&S. Growing more and more suspicious of her husband’s activities, pressure builds on Kate both at work and at home until her turbulent year reaches its climactic end. Can she continue to balance precariously between work and marriage, or is one end of the scales going to hit the ground with a resounding thud?
Jo lives in Hampshire in the UK where, with a love of wide open spaces, she is fortunate enough to be surrounded by beautiful countryside. When she's not writing or walking, Jo supports her local businesses by visiting the village's pubs as frequently as possible. Having escaped from a corporate institution in 2012, Jo finds writing humorous fiction a great way to recover from the experience.
Her first novel, Work Wife Balance, became an Amazon bestseller. It is the humorous account of one woman's valiant attempt to juggle a challenging career with an equally challenging husband. "This is well-written, very funny and I raced through it, occasionally squealing in horror at the antics of Kate's colleagues. It's also a joy to read about a strong woman with a big job and fiery opinions, a nice antidote to the sugary sweet sort of chick lit." DAILY MAIL
The sequel, Pot-bound, was published in May 2013. A spin-off novella, Foggy's Blog, became available in June 2013 with the sequel, A Very Foggy Christmas published in Oct 2013. Her blog, Yours Eunice, features replies from Agony Aunt Eunice Peaks, as she attempts to reassure troubled readers and can be found on Jo's website www.jo-edwards.com
Recently, Jo has been a guest on The Book Show for Talk Radio, The Culture Show for Voice FM and The All Woman Show at Norton Park.