Jo Collins

Director of Writing Picture Books for Young Children, Industry Specialist & Mentor

Jo has mentored more than one hundred new picture book writers at the Golden Egg Academy, many of whom have gone on to secure representation and publishing deals. She created the 4-week course, How to Be a Picture Book Writer, as well as the academy’s online 12-month course, Writing Picture Books for Young Children.

Previously, Jo worked as senior editor at Little Tiger Press, commissioning and developing picture books with a host of talented and acclaimed authors and illustrators. Jo is a published author of children’s short stories, non-fiction, novelty picture books, and gift books for adults.


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