London-born Jojo Moyes has had a varied career – before studying at Royal Holloway and Bedford new College, University of London, she typed brail statements for a bank, wrote brochure content for Club 18-30 and did a stint as a minicab controller. She then went on to work for The Independent for ten years. In 2002, she became a full-time novelist when her first book, Sheltering Rain, was published. She has since written a further eleven novels and is one of only a handful of authors to have won the Romantic Novelists' Association's Romantic Novel of the Year Award twice.
Her critically-acclaimed book Me Before You was the well-deserved winner of the WHSmith Richard and Judy Book Club Spring 2012. Me Before You went on to sell over three million copies internationally. Jojo lives in Saffron Walden, Essex, with her husband and three children. For more information on Jojo and her books, take a look at her official website: www.jojomoyes.com or Facebook page www.facebook.com/JojoMoyesAuthor and follow her on Twitter www.twitter.com/jojomoyes.
This is the sequel to the worldwide phenomenon Me Before You. Jojo Moyes says: "I hadn't planned to write a sequel to Me Before You. But working on the movie script, and reading the sheer volume of tweets and emails every day asking what Lou did with her life, meant that the characters never left me. It has been such a pleasure revisiting Lou and her family, and the Traynors, and confronting them with a whole new set of issues. As ever, they have made me laugh, and cry. I hope readers feel the same way at meeting them again."
Jojo Moyes Talks About The One Plus One
We spoke to Jojo at her lovely home to find out more about The One Plus One and its two main characters. Jojo describes the book as part road trip, part love story. Essentially, it's a tale about love and hope – with a few laughs thrown in. Jess is a heroic optimist – an incredibly resourceful single mum. But she doesn't always make great choices; something that is at the heart of the book. Jojo labels Ed as a geek who is made good – certainly not a conventional leading man. We also hear about Jojo's most memorable road trip and why she described it as "completely insane".