Hello Deanna, and thank you for having me here today! I just love my newest release, “Twisted Love” 12 cases of love gone bad published by Black Rose Writing.
Tell us a bit about yourself that our readers might not know. I hail from the famous Hocking Hills region of southeastern Ohio. I have worked in the blue-collar industry most of my life. 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: http://www.booksandpaintingsbyjoanne.com
What do you do to relax? I watch television, and canvas paint.
As authors, we’ve sometimes been accused of being several people. How many personalities live in your mind? Some days many, and they don’t always see eye to eye. Some seem to be male and female and maybe a couple of children in there.
What type of hero do you like best? The kind that always finds his bad guy…or bad girl.
How many plots do you include in one of your books? Well for “Twisted Love” there are 12 individual stories with different plot twists. No two murders are exactly alike.
Tell us about a typical day in your life as a writer. I still work outside the home, so earning the bacon comes first. I write each day, and I am always contemplating my next book and plot. I am on and off the computer the entire day when I am home. In between the computer, I walk the dog, clean house, and try to have a social life.
Do your books have a common theme or are they all different? They are all different. I write fantasy, paranormal, true crime, mystery and poetry.
Note: “Twisted Love” is a true crime biography. These stories actually happened to others. It is sad that we have that aspect in society, but evil people do exist.
4 fun facts about JoAnne:
I am afraid of spiders and scary movies
I prefer fruits and vegetable over meat, but do not consider myself a vegetarian
I am afraid of heights, but still zip-line, ride hot-air balloons, and want to go sky-diving
My funniest and sad moment as a child was when at the age of five, my mother had me convinced that if I ate magic hay I would turn into a pony. One day at the grocery store with my mother, I asked the sales clerk if the store sold magic hay. She said “no dear we don’t.” I cried all the way home. My mother was a strange bird.
Excerpt from WOLF IN SHEEP’S CLOTHING
Setting: An isolated and abandoned farm in Ohio.
Hoping to land a farm job and move close to his family, Jay Davis, then forty-seven, met his interviewer and walked with him through the autumn-colored woodlands of southeastern Ohio on November 6, 2011, at around 7:30 pm.
Everything went fine, said Davis, until he heard a curse word from the man who he knew as “Buck,” and then the click of a gun. He whirled around to find a pistol stuck in his face. He shielded the blow by knocking the firearm from its shooters hand, before running for his life.
Stumbling several times, while being fired upon, Davis raced through the thicket and hid in a creed bed under a tree for several hours; until he felt it safe enough to go for help. He feared bleeding to death he later told police.
This bizarre story was uncovered when a Noble County couple heard a knock on their farmhouse door. They were shocked to discover the terrified and bleeding South Carolina man pleading for help.
Immediately the victim was aided by the farm owners, and the authorities notified. Paramedics arrived, and the man was transported to the area hospital with a bullet wound to the right elbow. After interviewing the man in his hospital room, officials with the Noble County Sheriff’s Office, discovered that he had recently responded to an ad on Craigslist for a job on an Ohio cattle farm.
According to the victim, he had earlier that day met up with an older man who introduced himself as “Buck”, and a much younger male, who he was told was Buck’s nephew. The three ate breakfast in Marietta, paid for by “Buck”, before driving to the alleged cattle farm. Once there and according to Jay Davis, “Buck” told him the road to the cattle farm was closed due to a landslide and they needed to walk to the property through a heavily wooded area. A walk that nearly ended with murder.
I will be awarding two people who comment each a print book of their choice.
The choices are: Murder Most Foul- a detective/mystery
Loves, Myths, and Monsters,-a fantasy anthology
Wicked Intentions-a paranormal anthology
Poems About Life, Love, and Everything in Between
To find JoAnne and her books and artwork: