Jo Piazza, Prolific Storyteller

Jo Piazza

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Jo Piazza “can’t stop making things” – podcasts, novels, non-fiction books, newsletters, books by characters on popular TV shows, and most recently, companion podcasts to soon-to-be-released novels, in this case, a true crime podcast about the based-on-a-true-crime novel that is also based on her grandmother.

This, like most sentences about Jo Piazza, is not an exhaustive list. From her early-career days as a gossip reporter for the NYC tabloids to her far-flung days as travel writer to her career as a bestselling author of many books to her pivot to producing and hosting podcasts (plural) while still writing books (plural) to writing a chatty, newsy, fun newsletter about all of it, Jo has built a career around telling stories. In between she got married (wrote a book about marriage) and had three kids (has a podcast about motherhood), and, with her latest book, “The Sicilian Inheritance,” tells a story of women and adventure – that just so happens to feel close to home.

In this (very fun) episode of “Your New Life Blend,” host Shoshanna Hecht sits down with Jo to discuss what it feels like to become the CEO of your own brand, why she loves writing for women, and why she loves telling the world about brave, badass women.

Show notes:



The Sicilian Inheritance
You Were Always Mine (with Christine Pride)
We Are Not Like Them (with Christine Pride)
Charlotte Walsh Likes To Win
Marriage Vacation (as Pauline Brooks)
How to Be Married: What I Learned from Real Women on Five Continents About Surviving My First (Really Hard) Year of Marriage
If Nuns Ruled The World: Ten Sisters On A Mission
Celebrity Inc.: How Famous People Make Money
The Knockoff (with Lucy Sykes)




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