jo writes books

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Welcome to the site of an author who cannot make her brain write only one genre. Poke around, see what suits you, and stay on top of all the latest by joining my newsletter.

(Pictures taken in Thorne Bay, Alaska)

A multi-author anthology of FAIRYTALE RETELLINGS!

Different eras, different genres, fun and fab twists on stories we all love.

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All profit goes to The Magic Yarn Project – a charity that makes soft wigs for children fighting cancer. This charity was started by a good friend of mine in Alaska, and I have LOVED watching this organization grow.

I’ll be honest with you, I write in a lot of genres, and I can’t imagine working any other way. I do young adult and adult contemporary fiction as Jolene Perry. These books are social-issue driven titles with a strong romantic element because kissing books are fun. Speculative crossover fiction (for young adults and adults) as J.V. Perry, and historical romances that I know I can share with my grandma and for when I want to pretend I’m as cool as Jane Austen (as if), and those I write as Jo Perry. Click on any of the covers or pen names below to see a full selection of titles in that genre/category.

Jolene Perry

Contemporary Fiction
for Adults
Contemporary Fiction
for Young Adults

Jolene Perry

J.V. Perry

Speculative Fiction
Historical Romance

Jo Perry

“Perry deftly avoids the problem-novel label thanks to complex characters and a well-structured plot. Joy’s story is very affecting, and her voice is suitably self-effacing without being ostentatious; most readers will be engrossed.”

Kirkus Reviews on Stronger Than You Know


About Me

Author. Hiker. Occasional Yogi. Equestrian. Couch Potato. Traveler. Music lover. Sailor. Tailor. Enjoys suffering from being interested in everything.

(photo taken in Moab, UT in the back of my parents’ 1994 Jeep Wrangler – the ride was terrifying but awesome, for those curious)

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