Mistress of Ceremonies
JO FLETCHER JO FLETCHER was born in 1958 in West London. An editor, writer, poet and journalist, she has been published widely throughout the world. Her work has appeared in, amongst other titles, The Mammoth Book of Werewolves, The Mammoth Book of Frankenstein, The Mammoth Book of Dracula, Now We Are Sick, The Tiger Garden: A Book of Writers' Dreams, Dark of the Night, White of the Moon, Freaks Geeks and Sideshow Floozies, Cthulhu and the CoEds, Short Trips: A Christmas Treasury and Daughter of Dangerous Dames. As "Featured Poet" she contributed a Zodiac cycle to The Urbanite magazine.

Jo has also edited the World Fantasy Convention anthologies Gaslight & Ghosts and Secret City: Strange Tales of London (both with Stephen Jones), along with the mosaic children's novel Horror at Halloween, based around concepts created by the late Charles L. Grant. Her first poetry collection, Shadows of Light and Dark, was short-listed for the British Fantasy Award. Non-fiction work has included The World's Greatest Mysteries and contributions to James Herbert: By Horror Haunted, Reign of Fear and Feast of Fear. She has ghost-written everything from fantasy epics to history books to military memoirs, several of which have been international best-sellers.

Her journalism, which included a decade in Fleet Street as an investigative reporter, won her a number of plaudits, including an Old Bailey High Court Commendation. She has won an International Society of Poets Award in 1996, the British Fantasy Society's inaugural Karl Edward Wagner Award in 1997, and the World Fantasy Award—Professional in 2002.

In 1985 she joined the fledgling independent publishing company Headline and masterminded the launch of Headline's fantasy, SF and horror list, introducing award-winning writers like Dan Simmons, Michael Bishop, and Charlie Grant's acclaimed horror anthology series Shadows to the UK. She left Headline in 1988 and worked for Mandarin (1988-90), then moved to Pan to run the newly revitalised genre list. She is currently Associate Publisher of Gollancz, the award-winning fantasy and science fiction imprint, now part of the Orion Publishing Group, where her authors include such giants of the field as Sir Terry Pratchett, the late Sir Arthur C. Clarke, Ursula K. Le Guin, Gene Wolfe, Neil Gaiman, Stephen Donaldson, Charlaine Harris and Polish superstar Andrzej Sapkowski.

Gaslight & Ghosts
Secret City: Strange Tales of London
Shadows of Light and Dark
The Tiger Garden: A Book of Writers' Dreams
Now We Are Sick
Horror at Halloween

External Links
SF & Fantasy from Gollancz