I write books for children and young people, including LOOKING AT THE STARS, winner of the Coventry Inspiration Award, the North East Book Award and the Hampshire Book Award. I also write the superhero part-novel, part-comic series ELECTRIGIRL with the talented illustrator Cathy Brett.
Other books include A LIBRARY OF LEMONS, a story for young people about grief, friendship and hidden secrets, and the SWEET HEARTS series. I also write short books for reluctant and struggling readers, including LOVE BITES and PICTURE HIM.
I live in Oxfordshire with my husband and two young daughters. I like sewing, making cards and writing songs - and I read a lot of fiction for 9 upwards. You can find my reviews and my general musings on my blog at jocotterill.com
I have also published several books under my maiden name Joanna Kenrick.