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Jo Schaffer was born and raised in the California Bay Area in a huge, creative family. She is a YA novelist, speaker, writer at BYU TV, works in film production and is a Taekwondo black belt.

She's a founding member of Writers Cubed and co-founder of the Teen Author Boot Camp, one of the largest conferences in the nation for youth ages 13-19. She and a crew of local and international bestselling authors present writing workshops to hundreds of attendees at the Utah-based conference as well as hundreds of others worldwide who view the conference online.

Jo loves being involved in anything that promotes literacy and family. She is passionate about community, travel, books, music, healthy eating, classic films and martial
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Stanley & Hazel book 2 The Winnowing

“Darkness descends over St. Louis, a city already rocked by the Great Depression. More and more people are disappearing, and some have turned up dead. A sinister secret society is putting forward their plan known as “The Winnowing,” designed to wipe out those they consider “undesirable.”

After Stanley and Hazel foil the diabolical plans of Charles Chouteau, they become instant celebr... Read more of this blog post »
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“We read to know we're not alone.”
William Nicholson, Shadowlands

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“I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.”
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“A proud man is always looking down on things and people; and, of course, as long as you are looking down, you cannot see something that is above you.”
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Claudine You're so cute, Jo! And yes, I agree, we're quite the busted ones...bookworm hotties indeed! LOL!

Now I need to catch up with you and actually write something...hmmmm.


Claudine Thanks for inviting me to this tasty little site! I just started putting books on here tonight - and even stole one of yours for a future read!

Bookworms unite! xoxoxoxo


Daniel
Jo, you definitely will have a book on this list some day. You can write Jo.


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