Jo has been helping new writers to find their voice, stories and writing mojo for 30 years. She is passionate about getting wise words onto the page so they can inspire, support, inform and entertain others.

Journalist, editor, writer, mentor, speaker and teacher, Jo Parfitt has lived abroad for 31 years across Europe, the Middle East and Asia. 

In 1997 she founded Summertime Publishing, a global organization with an extensive international network that specializes in producing books by and for people who live overseas. Since 1984 Jo has authored 32 of her own books and worked with over 200 authors to help them write and publish their own stories. 

Jo is more than a writer and publisher – she is a mentor for aspiring writers and is renowned for helping people grow in skill and confidence whether they write for commercial or personal reasons. She establishes Writing Circles wherever she resides and continues to encourage people to write their life stories as a means to celebrating their individual journey.

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