Jo Usmar


I am an author and freelance editor/writer. With my author hat on I have penned a series of self-help and wellbeing books. My two new titles, This Book Will Make You Fearless and This Book Will Make You Successful, are out now so you’d better leap into your nearest bookshop and buy them immediately before they sell out.

The six other titles in the series, co-authored with clinical psychologist Dr Jessamy Hibberd, are already available all over the world in dozens of languages. The titles are: This Book Will Make You Happy/ Calm/ Sleep/ Confident/ Mindful/ Feel Beautiful.

Packed with CBT-based practical strategies and expert advice, the books offer a non-patronising and non-airy-fairy way to tackle whatever issues you’re facing in your life.

With my journo hat on I work for titles including The Telegraph, Marie Claire, RedCosmopolitan, Stylist, ShortList, LookFabulous, Heat, Mr Hyde and The Mirror, writing everything from wellbeing features, topical articles and travel pieces to celebrity interviews (Vanessa Paradis, Joan Collins and One Direction have all had the pleasure of my clammy palm in theirs). I was Cosmopolitan’s Sex and the Not So Single Girl columnist for 18 months with a page in the magazine and a weekly blog on the website.

I’m regularly called on to give expert quotes and comments on wellbeing for other journalists and my work has appeared in titles including Huffington Post, Glamour, YOU and I have also 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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