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About Jo

Jo Macleod was born in Glasgow, Scotland in March of 1951. Her father Frank Devlin, was an Irish Catholic from Co. Armagh Northern Ireland, and her mother, Jessie Anderson Summers, was a Scottish Protestant from Stirling. They met in their final year of training in psychiatric nursing at Hawkhead Hospital in Paisley, near Glasgow.

As the second oldest of eight children, Jo was raised to be responsible for her younger siblings, and helping her mother with everyday household chores. The family home was always busy, at times troublesome, but never dull.

At 14 years of age she became interested in astrology and her books became her refuge and escape from family life. It was through her reading that she realized she had some intuitive ability and an interest in associated subjects began to develop.


She was 19 years old when her father died from stomach cancer and her life changed dramatically. Jo lived in the Isle of Man for 12 years with her own young family. There, she joined the Spiritualist Church to learn Meditation and Hands on Healing, today known as Reiki or energy healing.

Later, she immigrated to Canada with her husband Peter, and two children, Simon and Ruth. Today she lives in Langley BC and is granny to four beautiful grandchildren; Ruth’s daughters, Keely, and Harmony, and Simon’s sons Callum and Hamish. Peter and Jo have an adorable Airedale called Toby who is the most spoiled puppy ever and rules the household completely.

"Heaven Help Us" is her first novel and she is presently working on the sequel.

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