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Guest author - Joanne Myers

July 8th, 2014 (11:09 am)

My guest today is Joanne Myers. She was here before and is mad enough to have agreed to come back!

So, Joanne. Last time we talked first books, which are very exciting. What does it feel like with the second, third, etc?

That great feeling gets bigger and better.

What do you think you've learned since you were first published?

That there is a lot of self promoting involved.

What do you wish you'd known when you were first published?

How time consuming self promoting is.

What inspired the latest book? My love for monster movies.

Did you know where “Loves, Myths, and Monsters” was going from the start or did it take an unexpected turn?

Yes I did. It was an easy and quick book to write.

Have you ever been writing and discovered something totally unexpected about one of your characters?

Yes. Sometimes the book does not end like I initially thought it would, because one character or another had to do this or that first.

Which book do you wish you'd written and why?

Frankenstein, because it was a hit and a genre way before its time.

Which book do you wish somebody else would write?

How to make all the bad in the world go away.

Have you got a secret you'd be willing to share?

If I shared it, it would no longer be a secret. I can tell you though, with my latest book, which is suppose to be a SyFy comedy, it is difficult figuring out all the strange characters, and what each one needs to do.

“Loves, Myths and Monsters” 11 tales of fantasy, intrigue, and mystery, entwined within the human world.

Welcome To Anna
Little does 17 year old Zoe, realize, but the Chupracabra followed her to Ohio from South America. What happens next is a series of chilling mysteries, and unsuspecting friendships and love.

The Hunter's Bride
When all game warden Daren Abram, had to worry about was which lucky lady to woo, he comes to the realization that his town is being stalked by the reincarnation of the town's legend.

Moon People
For teenage mermaid Constance, coming to the quaint seaside town of Willowick, is heavenly, until she falls for mortal boy Drake. For the town to survive, Constance is forced to choose between her kind and the boy and town she loves.

The Pack
When young Lycan Sonny Red Blanket, a Shawnee Indian falls for mortal girl Drenda Way, he must save her from his fellow Lycan's and stop a werewolf uprising.

The Bidding
Apiologist 34-year-old Duncan McPherson goes to Circleville, Ohio, to investigate a series of mysterious bee attacks. What is uncovered proves to be more dark and sinister then anyone imaged.

The Agreement
Incarcerated in the abandoned Roseville jail, is the last thing rich college student and speeder Brice Conrad, needs. With an "agreement" between the town and a permanent demonic "guest", only the unfortunate ones know the truth, but do not live to tell.

For The Love Of Ginnie
Handsome bachelor and Scientist Alex Anderson from the thirtieth century, returns to the Civil War with time serum to save his beloved Ginnie Wade from a snipers bullet, while finding a roller coaster ride of joy and perils.

Is It Only A Myth?
When 32-year-old Vinton County Sheriff, James "Jim" Connors, discovers he has a Mothman hunting in his county, he stops at nothing to save his citizens.

The Proposition
The rough and ready cowboy John Queenie gets the shock of his life, when the ad to break a "wild filly" turns out to be a fiery Quaker girl named Tess. This is a story proving love conquers all.

The House On Shady Lane
A seemingly loving family turns out to be serial killers in 1873.

Love's Curse
When an Egypt love curse scroll is stolen from a Dean's office, persons begin dying in bizarre and grisly ways, with the college's mascot a Viking King statue jokingly blamed for it.

LMM book cover


Posted by: JoAnne Myers (scooterismine)
Posted at: July 8th, 2014 07:36 pm (UTC)
Thank you

I just want to thank Charlie Cochrane for allowing me this opportunity. I really appreciate it.


Posted by: charliecochrane (charliecochrane)
Posted at: July 9th, 2014 11:38 am (UTC)
Re: Thank you

My pleasure!

Posted by: Sarah McNeal (Sarah McNeal)
Posted at: July 11th, 2014 08:20 pm (UTC)
JoAnne's Interview

I do have to chuckle just a bit about your dismay over promoting. No matter of you write for small press, Indie or traditional publishers, promotion is left a great deal to the authors and it is time consuming. It's one of those things you have to find your way into and your special niche. Most writers are a bit reclusive like little hermit crabs. It takes some deep breathing to calm ourselves to go out and meet the public and to be happy about it. Honestly, I'd rather blog, Tweet, Facebook write and pin on Pinterest than go to a place and do book signings. Imagine if you had to hop a plane every few days and attending signings and meet and greets. Ugh!
I wish you every success, JoAnne.

Posted by: charliecochrane (charliecochrane)
Posted at: July 11th, 2014 08:22 pm (UTC)
Re: JoAnne's Interview

Imagine if you had to hop a plane every few days and attending signings and meet and greets.

It would be fun for all of two hours!

Posted by: JoAnne Myers (scooterismine)
Posted at: July 15th, 2014 03:12 pm (UTC)
Re: JoAnne's Interview

I agree Charlie. Using social media is much easier. Thaank you.

Posted by: JoAnne Myers (scooterismine)
Posted at: July 15th, 2014 03:11 pm (UTC)
Re: JoAnne's Interview

Thank you Sarah for stopping by and commenting. You are absolutely right with all that you said. I guess I just needed to vent. Thank you for everything.

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