Jo Riccioni is a novelist and short story writer. Her latest fantasy series, The Branded Season, is published by Pantera Press, with the first book, The Branded, out in October 2022. Its conclusion, The Rising, will be released in 2023. Jo works from her shed on Garigal land in Sydney’s Northern Beaches. When not losing herself in imaginary worlds, she teaches creative writing and sex education, but not at the same time.