SOUTH African writer Jo Watson has been signed by international literary agency Trident Media Group (TMG).
With over 10 million online reads in less than two years Watson has won a Watty Award for her book Burning Moon. She is one of the most popular writers on social media platform Wattpad, which has over 75 million books to choose from.
TMG, based in New York City, represents over 1 000 bestselling and emerging authors, many of whom have appeared on the New York Times best sellers lists and have won major awards and prizes, including the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award and The Booker Prize to name a few.
Burning Moon is Watson’s first published novel, after winning the So You Think You Can Write competition. Her second book After the Rain was self published last year and was on the Amazon bestseller list in two humour categories for two months, beating books by Ellen Degeneres, Lena Dunham, Will Farrell, Joan Rivers and Bridget Jones’s Diary on some days.
Watson has always wanted to tell stories. She studied theatre and after graduating worked in the entertainment industry as a theatre director, writer and producer.
Her plays have toured the county; and she has worked as a TV writer and story liner on soaps, sitcoms and drama series.
Her genre leans towards comedy in her storytelling, really, as she believes in the saying that “laugher is the best medicine”.
• To keep up to date with Jo Watson follow her on Twitter@JoWatsonWrites, like her Facebook page: JoWatsonWrites and check out her blog: www.jowatsonwrites.com
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