Jo Brielyn

Jo Brielyn

Jo Brielyn is the co-author of Combat Fat for Kids!, which is set to release in December 2012. She works as an author and contributing writer for Hatherleigh Press and has currently completed 13 nonfiction books about health and wellness.

Jo is an author and poet whose works appear in three Twin Trinity Media anthologies: Elements of the Soul, Elements of Time, and Elements of Life. She also has story due to appear in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Angels Among Us, which will be available in January 2013. Jo is the founder, writer and editor of Creative Kids Ideas - a resource website that supplies parents, teachers and family members with the tips and fun ideas to help build stronger, happier and more creative kids.

Jo is the former host of the blog talk radio show, Will Blog for Kids, on Robin Falls Kids. She is also a devoted mom and wife, vocalist/keyboardist with the band 24:Seven, former youth leader, veteran of the United States Air Force and self-proclaimed coffee addict.

She is published on sites like Yahoo! News, Yahoo! Sports, Yahoo! Travel, Yahoo! Shine, Yahoo! Your Wisdom, Yahoo! Voices, AT&T,, eHow, Life123,, The Daily Puppy and Answerbag.

In her 15+ years as a youth worker, Jo has filled the roles of trainer, mentor, adoptions and foster care intern, camp counselor, tutor, volunteer teen youth worker, instructor, Girl Scout leader, Vacation Bible School director and Sunday School teacher for various age groups, ranging from infancy to young adult.

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B.S. in Workforce Education and Development from Southern Illinois University, A.A.S. in Logistics from Community College of the Air Force, and graduate in Writing for Children and Teenagers from the Institute of Children s Literature


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