Jo Anderton lives in Sydney, Australia, with her patient husband, faithful dog, one megalomaniac cat and one dumb-as-a-post cat. She'd rather be living on a big block of land in the country, so she can adopt more pets.
By day she is a mild-mannered marketing coordinator for an Australian book distributor. By night, weekends and lunchtimes she writes dark fantasy and horror.
Her short fiction has appeared in Aurealis, Midnight Echo, Kaleidotrope, Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, and been reprinted in Australian Dark Fantasy and Horror Vol 3.
She was shortlisted for the 2009 Aurealis Award for best young adult short story.
Praise for "Debris":
"Refreshingly original... an accomplished debut." -- The Guardian
"Impressively combines far-future world-building, conspiracies, and a redemption quest... [Anderton] keeps it interesting with Tanyana's strong, proud narrative voice and the complex culture built up around the pions and debris." -- Publishers Weekly
"Anderton demonstrates a mastery of storytelling and world building in this series opener... This accomplished debut novel should enjoy a wide readership." -- Library Journal, Debut of the Month October 2011