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 original canvass paintings, can be found at: http://www.booksandpaintingsbyjoanne.com

My poetry book Poems About Life, Love, and Everything in Between, is available at http://www.amazon.com/dp/147837022x

Murder Most Foul is a four story anthology and available at:


"WICKED INTENTIONS" a collection of paranormal/mysteries
"LOVES', MYTHS' AND MONSTERS'," a fantasy anthology
"THE CRIME OF THE CENTURY," is a biography true-crime
"TWISTED LOVE," is a true crime anthology
“FLAGITIOUS,” is a novella collection


If I had a super power it would be to influence minds, so that I could make another do anything I wanted them to do. Wicked Uh?
My favorite book is “Loves’, Myths’, and Monsters’,” due out in March 2014, by Melange Books, because it is a monster story with love, danger, and intrigue thrown in.
My writing goals are to write another paranormal collection to go with my first paranormal/mystery book “Wicked Intentions,” due out in September 2013 through Melange Books.
I want my readers to enjoy reading my books. To know I tried my best to write a good story for their entertainment.
I began writing and painting as a child. Writing is the only activity that keeps my interest.
A perfect date is a man who is a gentleman. Someone with good manners, sincerity, honestly, and a good Christian heart and values. Is that too much to ask for? I always keeps good values in mind when creating a main character. I like good guys and want the good guy to win, but that’s not always what happens with some of my story endings.