Schedule Jo as Your Speaker

Enjoy Jo’s humor and hope in her message Getting Over Messiness and Other Impossible Feats! She tells how after she asked for help, God smiled and used Grand Mal Embarrassing red-faced moments to help her overcome decades of being “Sloppy Jo.” Though she would like to use the after word “spotless,” she quips, “That is entirely too strong a word!” But she shows how God helps with the power to do the impossible for every challenge!

Baskets for those with no time to put together creative collections and also for non-profit program outreach, Jo is also available to do a hands-on demonstration along with a talk. She will show your group ideas from Bring on the Baskets of Blessings! Fast, Easy, Personalized and Outreach Ministry Gifts, an e-book available late 2017.

Topic Choices

Besides custom messages written for the needs of your group, Jo has prepared talks and these are a sample of some:

  • Just How  Deep Is the Water Anyway? Transform fear and trembling to confidence into God’s Living Water.
  • The Secrets of Razzmatazz Living. Living life to the fullest at any age with time for God, fun, and friends.
  • Never Give Up! Focusing on famous failures and how they were overcome, the author shows how and why to get up every time you fall! [Adapts well to Christian as well as secular audiences.]
  • What’s It’s Like Being a Writer? Whether writing in a journal, composing memoirs, fine-tuning researched non-fiction, fiction, the author guides workshop participants into publishing success.Find a nose for news, accuracy in media.

Other Services

  •  Persuasive speeches/presentations
  •  Conferences/workshops
  •  Inspirational/motivational talks
  •  One-on-one mentoring
  •  Ghost writing
  •  Publicity/Press Releases
  •  Resume/business/letter writing
  •  Website Copy

Consider Jo Russell as your guest speaker or keynote speaker for upcoming events! Contact Jo for assignments, appearances, fund-raising or community event by using the Contact Form or calling her at 828-536-2749.

Current Events

May 12, 2018 | 11 am to 2 pm | Women’s Tea

The Women’s Tea benefits the New Life Pregnancy Center and will be held at the Valley View Southern Baptist Church on Main Street in Snowflake, AZ. Bring a baby item to donate or a cash contribution for the Center. Jo will be the keynote speaker with The Value of Life Versus Rocky Road Ice Cream.

February 20, 2018 | Lake Havasu City, AZ | To Be Rescheduled:

Due to a 3-car collision in the Phoenix area which totaled Jo’s car and gave her the distinct message that God isn’t finished with her yet, Jo was not able to travel to Lake Havasu City for her speaking engagement February 20. Look for details and new booking information. This event will be rescheduled in June 2018.

London BridgeFebruary 20, 2018 | 11:30 a.m. | Lake Havasu City, AZ:
Lighten up and laugh through Jo’s insightful talk, Getting Over Messiness and Other Impossible Feats. Location: Shugrue’s Restaurant, 1425 McCulloch Blvd., Lake Havasu City, AZ. Contact Kathy Molzen at 818-259-4003 or 928-505-3637 for tickets to the luncheon.


Noteworthy Past Presentations:

January 9 & 10, 2018: Four presentations in and around Yuma, AZ for Christian Women’s Connection.

Stonecroft groups:

December 9, 2017—11:00 a.m.: Luncheon at Mesa Regal RV Resort, 4700 East Main, Mesa, Arizona. Contact Sharon Moore at 575-937-4249 for more information.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

First Baptist Church of Pinetop, 1901 East White Mountain Blvd., Pinetop, AZ. (928) 367-0766. Demonstration by Jo Russell, Dolly Peck and Kara Helland.

Creative Low-Cost Meals: Demo, door prizes, hot lunch and free cookbooks. This was open to the entire community and church.

The third of five events in the “Operation Love Your Neighbor Program,” this activity was geared to reach out to low-income families in the area. The cooking demo was planned as a way to give a “hand up” to those in need instead of a “hand out.”

The information they shared helped attendees to know they aren’t alone and that God loves them!

About Jo Russell

Jo’s humor, inspirational stories, articles and devotionals have spanned more than 40 years, with several national writing contest awards for humor. She's a contributing author in Chicken Soup for the Soul—Shaping the New You and Heavenly Humor for the Dieter’s Soul.

Contact Jo

Find Jo on Twitter and Facebook. To schedule Jo as a speaker or to discuss your writing project and receive a free quote, call her at 928-536-2479. Or contact her using the website Contact Form.

Feeling Blue?

That can't last. Listen in on four talks of Jo's to banish those blues:

How Do I Count My Blessings When the Toilet is Overflowing?

The Choice We Have Between a Dead Egg and a Live Savior

Never Give Up!

Can Kermit and Miss Piggy Marry and Live Happily Ever After?