#AuthorInterview: JoAnne Myers
Kristina: What do you wear when you're writing?
JoAnne: Something casual. I have being uncomfortable and I love pajamas.
Kristina: I get that! I'm a yoga pants girl, myself. When was the last time you argued with one of your characters? And were you caught by a real person?
JoAnne: It was at work recently and yes I was caught. I just told the girl, I talk to myself a lot.
Kristina: I always seem to get caught 'talking' to my characters! How do you keep gremlins – like your family – out of your office/writing habitat?
JoAnne: Easy! I live alone, but I sometimes forget I have dogs, and something when I get up from the computer stand, I trip over one of the dogs. They are usually more startled than I am.
Kristina: I've tripped over the pups - many times!! Have you ever taken your frustrations with the Real World out on your characters?
JoAnne: Yes. I put a lot of myself into the characters. I sometimes give them my problems.
Kristina: If you could be one character from this book, who would it be? And why?
JoAnne: It would be Audra Roper from Blood Ties, because she is a brave and strong woman.
Blurbs from Wicked Intentions:
BLOOD TIES- word count 15, 902
After the mysterious disappearance of twenty-six year old wife and mother Lisa Smalley, her twin, Audra Roper, begins having dark and disturbing visions of Lisa’s disappearance. Trying to survive while looking for Lisa, Audra’s life becomes a roller coaster of risks, heartbreak, and intrigue.
THE HAUNTING OF BARB MARIE- word count 9,845
Even as a child, Barb Marie saw dead people. This took an unhealthy toil on her throughout her childhood and young adulthood.
SUMMER WIND-word count 13,039
When twenty-nine year old Ginger discovers the old mansion Summer Wind, she is mysteriously drawn to it. . Immediately, the haunting’s have a negative and profound effect on the family.
THE TRUTH BEHIND THE LIES-laying the Norfolk ghost to rest-word count-23,436
Solving the brutal murder of American born Ruthie Geil becomes a gauntlet of attacks and more murders for Federal Police Inspector Ian Christian. Between the victims family, ex-lovers, and ghostly occurrences on Norfolk Island, the killer is closer than anyone realizes.
THE LEGEND OF LAKE MANOR-word count 8,297
For the young psychic Cassandra Lopez, coming to the infamous and haunted mansion Lake Manor, was more like a mission.
THE APARTMENT-word count 5,188
When young newlyweds Bill and Gayle move into their new apartment, their lives are plagued with sightings of evil ghosts that threaten their marriage and lives.
DARK VISIONS-word count 5,170
When Carrie Reynold’s starts having nightmares on her twenty-sixth birthday, she believes her “dark visions” can solve the twenty year disappearance of her father.
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I have been a long-time resident of southeastern Ohio, and worked in the blue-collar industry most of my life. Besides having several novels under my belt, I canvass paint.
When not busy with hobbies or working outside the home, I spend time with relatives, my dogs Jasmine and Scooter, and volunteer my time within the community. I am a member of the Hocking Hill's Arts and Craftsmen Association, The Hocking County Historical Society and Museum, and the Hocking Hills Regional Welcome Center. I believe in family values and following your dreams.
My books along with my original canvas paintings, can be found at: http://www.booksandpaintingsbyjoanne.com