ABOUT ME

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"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." 
Jeremiah 29:11 NIV

In 2015, God call Jo and her husband to “transplant” from New York State to Indiana. They had just finished their dream home after eighteen years, so this was a leap of faith.  God had a new journey for them.

 

Prior to moving, in 1982-2008 they started a nonprofit in NYS, working with children, families, and individuals infected and affected with HIV/AIDS. They loved the people they met along the way.  Jo was the Executive Director of the nonprofit.

 

A new journey began when she attended a Celebrate Recovery meeting, and God began to heal her from the pain of losing her son Jason at the age of two. Later, she co-led Celebrate Recovery meetings for six years. 

Jo also worked as a paralegal for many years.

 

Speaking

 

I love to speak, and my heart is to share with women in the following ways.

 

Women's Retreats and Special Events

If you run a women’s ministry, do you need a speaker for an event, retreats, or small gatherings? I share how God met me in my darkest hours when I had a traumatic brain injury and my encounter with God. Losing a child and having an abortion are a time when I was living and walking on a dangerous road, but God met me and radically changed my life.

I’m available to speak in person or virtually. I bring humor, energy, authenticity, faith, and strength she found in the Word of God to her presentations. My story is about how God brought her to a relationship with the Light of the World during her darkest times.

I can offer themed messages to your group and work with your team to customize a topic you have selected. I speak before small or large groups, in churches, or wherever God leads her.

​Homeschooler Parents and Kids

In the winter of 2022-2023, I will publish my first, in a series, of children’s historical fiction books. I love to share history with kids and make it fun to learn. 

As a mom of five and grandmother of nine, I love to help equip moms of homeschoolers.

 

Conferences, Book Clubs, and Writer’s Groups.

 

I love to speak about my writing journey and the benefits of writer’s groups. I’m President of a virtual group of Word Weaver's International in Fort Wayne, Indiana. I’m a member of Inspiration, Inc., a local writer’s group. 

I’m available to speak at conferences and will tailor my talk to your needs.

I’m starting a six-week virtual summer writing group for kids in the summer of 2023. Kids will meet authors, an editor, illustrators, and much more. They will write a story and after six weeks, we will collaborate to publish the book.

I’m the founder and curator of Yahweh Sisterhood Book Club for the past fifteen years. For the past six years, we meet the author of each book we read.  I am currently live on our Facebook page. You can view all videos on my YouTube channel or website. 

I can use Zoom or other media to talk if you live further away. 

If you would like to create a sister chapter of Yahweh Sisterhood Book Club, connect with me.

 

For further information:

 

Contact Jo

Email: jomassaroministries@gmail.com

Facebook: Jo Massaro

YouTube: Jo Massaro

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Interviews

It is a privilege to be able to interview other authors. To gather insight into their writing processes. To learn from them.

 

However, it is an honor to be interviewed by another author. To be able to share your perspectives, writing process, dreams.

Here are some interviews where I shared my thoughts, perspectives, dreams.

I was given the opportunity to participate in a podcast. It was thrilling and exciting to be able to share my journey with others.

 

To listen to the my interview (I am #120) and more exciting and uplifting interviews, check out STEP INTO THE LIGHT with Patti Shene on BLOG TALK RADIO. Her show airs on Tuesday mornings at 8:00 AM MDT and can be heard on archive. 

You can also catch Patti on Facebook and Twitter (@PattiShene).

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It blessed me to be interviewed by Jennifer

Jackson on Simply for Women. You can listen to the interview by clicking on the links below.

Part 1       Part 2