JoAnne is back and with her own set of questions...
Tell us a little about what you are working on or have coming out? My biography true crime anthology, Twisted Love, has been released through Black Rose Writing.
How would you describe yourself using only five words? shy, awkward, quiet, plumb, ambitious
Do you have any guilty pleasures? food/desserts
If we asked your muse to describe you using five words, what do you think they would say? quiet/shy/ ambitious, helpful, friendly
Name one thing readers would be surprised to know about you. that I suppress my feelings
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? French Riviera
How do you get yourself in the mood to write? just think of something to start a story with whether that be a character or setting
If someone hasn't read any of your work, what book would you recommend that they start with and why? my fantasy anthology “Loves’, Myths’, and Monsters’,” because it stars characters that are not often written about, such as the Mothman, the Chupracabra, mermaids, a demonic cellmate, a love curse, and reincarnation.
Is there something special you do to celebrate when one of your books is released? have a steak dinner
Could you tell us a couple of favorite books that inspired you to write? Charlotte’s Web- Black Beauty
Blurb for “Twisted Love” available here: http://www.blackrosewriting.com/other/twisted-love
A collection of true crime cases from Ohio and surrounding states, featuring riveting cases of obsession, lust, murder, secret lives, and sexual depravity. It showcases the chilling reality that homicide investigators know all too well: the last face most murder victims see is not that of a stranger, but of someone familiar.
Whether only an acquaintance or a trusted intimate, such killers share a common trait that triggers the downward spiral toward death for another: they are masters at hiding who they really are. Their clever masks let them appear safe, kind, and truthful. They are anything but — and almost no one can detect the murderous impulses buried deep in their psyches.
In these shattering inside views of both headlined and little-known homicides, I, the author, speak for vulnerable victims who loved or befriended the wrong people.
My book begins with the startling investigations, of the kidnapping and murder of young wife and mother Autumn Renee Williams. In March 22, 2011, a small-town alley was the setting for this ambush and kidnapping.
What really happened to the victims depicted in “Twisted Love”? Baffling questions remain unanswered, for hundreds of people. If anyone had detected the depth of depravity within these psychopathic killers, perhaps their victims who loved or trusted them would have been saved. In these riveting cases of obsession, lust, murder, secret lives, and sexual depravity, I expose the twisted truth behind the façades of Twisted Love-12 cases of love gone bad.
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 canvas paint.
When not busy with hobbies or working outside the home, I spend time with relatives, my dog Jasmine, and volunteer my time within the community. I am a member of the International Women’s Writing Guild, Savvy Authors, Coffee Time Romance, Paranormal Romance Guild, True Romance Studios, National Writers Association, 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 original canvas paintings, can be found at: booksandpaintingsbyjoanne.com
Other books by Jo Anne:
"MURDER MOST FOUL" a detective/mystery anthology
"LOVES', MYTHS' AND MONSTERS'," a fantasy anthology
"THE CRIME OF THE CENTURY," a biography true-crime
“POEMS ABOUT LIFE, LOVE, AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN”
“WICKED INTENTIONS” a paranormal anthology
Other books soon available:
“FLAGITIOUS,” a crime/mystery anthology available in August