Jo Barrett's first novel, The Men's Guide to the Women's Bathroom, was published in eleven countries and optioned by CBS/ Paramount Pictures, with Hollywood actor, Hugh Jackman's Production Company attached.
Her second novel: This is How It Happened (not a love story) earned a starred review from Publisher's Weekly, and is currently being adapted into a screenplay. Her third novel: Don't Let it Be True won rave reviews from Publisher's Weekly and Booklist, and is currently being shopped around Hollywood.
Jo Barrett is a columnist for H TEXAS Magazine in Houston, and a frequent guest on television and radio shows nationwide. She is a guest speaker at corporate and charitable events nationwide.
Ms. Barrett was born in Japan, grew up in Texas, and graduated from the University of Texas, Austin, and Georgetown University Law School in Washington, D.C. She also attended NYU law school and Hebrew University in Jerusalem. She is a former Capitol Hill staffer for Congressman Collin Peterson, and member of the Texas State Bar.
Currently, she divides her time between Texas and the two coasts.