American audiences have fallen in love with Jojo Moyes. Ever since she debuted Stateside she has captivated readers and reviewers alike, and hit the New York Times bestseller list with the word-of-mouth sensation Me Before You. Now, withOne Plus One, she’s written another contemporary opposites-attract love story.
One Plus One is Jojo Moyes at her astounding best. You’ll laugh, you’ll weep, and when you flip the last page, you’ll want to start all over again.
Me Before You (Movie Tie-In)by Jojo Moyes
All about 'You': Jojo Moyes says fans begged her for a sequel to her popular novel Me Before You, about a young woman who falls in love with the paralyzed young man she helps care for. Moyes delivered, and it’s paying off. Her sequel, After You (Pamela Dorman Books), about Louisa Clark’s life “after” Will Traynor, lands at No. 4, the English novelist’s best showing by far on the list. (The full list will publish on Thursday.)
Jojo Moyes (named after the Beatles' song) was born in 1969 and grew up in London. After a varied career including stints as a minicab controller, typer of braille statements for blind people for NatWest, and brochure writer for Club 18-30 she did a degree at Royal Holloway and Bedford New College, London University. In 1992 She won a bursary financed by The Independent newspaper to attend the postgraduate newspaper journalism course at City University, and apart from 1994 when she worked in Hong Kong for the Sunday Morning Post, she worked at The Independent for 10 years, including stints as Assistant news editor and Arts and Media Correspondent.
She has been a full time novelist since 2002, when her first book, was published. Jojo has twice won the Romantic Novelists' Association Novel of the Year Award: in 2011 for and in 2003 for . and were shortlisted for the 2005 and 2007 RNA award and was shortlisted for the inaugural Good Housekeeping 2007 Book of the Year award.
Moyes lives on a farm in Saffron Walden, Essex with her husband, journalist Charles Arthur, and their three children.