Please help me welcome author Joanne Myers to my blog today. Joanne is the author of Wicked Intentions, a collection of short stories.
Welcome, Joanne. First, can you tell us a little about yourself?
I hail from the famous Hocking Hills region of southeastern Ohio. I have worked in the blue-collar industry most of my life. Besides having several novels under my belt, I also canvas 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 Hills 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.
It sounds like you’re a busy woman, Joanne. I’m so glad you found time to join me today. Now, the blog is yours. Take it away!
For as long as I can remember, I have had an artistic flair-whether that be for writing, painting, sewing or drawing. I recall as a child how much I enjoyed drawing. The writing came later. My seventh grade English teacher was Mrs. Henderson-a young mother and wife. She gave us a writing assignment and after gifting me with an A+ told me I should consider writing as a career. She meant as a journalist. I did not take her advice and become a journalist (one of my many misgivings). My mind went toward other things as many young girls dream of-a husband, home, and family of my own. I put my love for writing and painting on hold for years. I unfortunately married a man who like my mother never encouraged me to be artistic. It was not until my children were grown and I no longer had a husband, that I went back to my first love-art. I got a late start, but always encouraged my children and others to partake of artistic endeavors. I now have six books under contract with two publishing houses. So my words to you all, is that no matter what road you choose, never forget your passion, and always keep it close to heart. Donâ€™t let anyone or anything stop you from enjoying your natural talents. You might need to put art on a temporary hold, but never give up.
WICKED INTENTIONS (includes):
BLOOD TIES- word count 15, 902
After the mysterious disappearance of twenty-six-year-old wife and mother Lisa Smalley, her twin, Attorney Audra Roper, begins having dark and disturbing visions of Lisaâ€™s disappearance. Trying to survive while looking for Lisa, Audraâ€™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 toll 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 hauntings have a negative and profound effect on the family.
THE TRUTH BEHIND THE LIES-laying the Norfolk ghost to rest
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 victim’s 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 Reynolds starts having nightmares on her twenty-sixth birthday, she believes her â€œdark visionsâ€ can solve the twenty-year-old disappearance of her father.