Jo Fenton grew up in Hertfordshire. She devoured books from an early age, particularly enjoying adventure books, school stories and fantasy. She wanted to be a scientist from aged six after being given a wonderful book titled “Science Can Be Fun”.
As a teenager she occasionally wrote articles for school and community magazines, and once wrote a sketch for a youth club talent show – an interesting variation on the magic roundabout. This was performed in front of Maureen Lipman, and reputedly had her in stitches laughing.
University enabled Jo to fulfil her potential socially, and she had a fantastic time, getting heavily involved with theatre soc (an improvisation and drama group) and the Student Union organized 55 mile sponsored walk around Greater Manchester.
After graduating in Biochemistry, she started her career in Nuclear Medicine. Following several years and a Masters degree in Nuclear Medicine, she abandoned the NHS, and began to pursue a career in Clinical Research, which kindly enables her to pay the bills while she writes in her spare time.
Her current novel fits the genre of adult crime fiction, but she draws on her medical background when building the plot. Ideas for future novels include a science fiction thriller and more crime.
Jo lives in Manchester with her husband, two adolescent boys, an elderly cat, a Corgi, a Cavalier King Charles and a tankful of tropical fish. Find out more on her blog at http://jofenton137.wordpress.com/.