Jo Sparkes

Award-winning Fantasy Author


About Jo Sparkes

Jo Sparkes, a well-known Century City Producer once said, “…writes some of the best dialogue I’ve read.”

Jo graduated from Washington College, a small liberal arts college famous for its creative writing program, and went on to study with Robert Powell: a student of renowned teachers Lew Hunter and Richard Walter, head of UCLA’s Screenwriting Program.

She’s won a Kay Snow for her comedy script, ‘Frank Retrieval’, a Silver IPPY for ‘The Birr Elixir’, and BRAG Medallions for multiple books. A member of the Pro Football Writers Association, she was (unofficially) the first to interview Emmitt Smith when he came to the Arizona Cardinals.

Jo served as an adjunct teacher at the Film School at Scottsdale Community College, and even made a video of her most beloved lecture. Her book for writers and artists, “Feedback How to Give It How to Get It” has garnered strong praise.

When not diligently perfecting her craft, Jo can be found traipsing through her home of Portland, Oregon, with her husband Ian, and their dog Oscar.