Jo Usmar


I am a freelance journalist, editor and author. With my journo hat on I work for magazines and newspapers such as Cosmopolitan, Stylist, LookFabulous, Heat and The Mirror, writing everything from celebrity interviews (Vanessa Paradis, Joan Collins and One Direction have all had the pleasure of my clammy palm in theirs), to travel pieces and topical features. I was Cosmopolitan’s regular relationship columnist for 18 months with a page in the magazine and a weekly blog on the website.

With my author hat on I have penned a series of self-help books with clinical psychologist Dr Jessamy Hibberd. Published by Quercus there are six in the collection: This Book Will Make You Happy/Calm/Sleep/Confident/Mindful/Feel Beautiful. They have so far been published in ten languages and have launched in the US. I’m regularly called on to give expert quotes and comments for wellbeing pieces and have appeared on Sky News and Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour discussing my work. You can read some of those articles here.

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