Blogs I have Appeared On/Or Written For
Self Publishing-the Pros and Cons by JoAnne Myers #RLFblog #amwriting LMM 6-2014
Jan. 27, 2014 Katya Armock Blog The Crime of the Century
January 28, 2014 http://amzn.com/B00GNRUF40 Katya Armock blog
Kayelle Allen blog November 7, 2013
Kayelle Allen blog- Romance Lives Forever- http://romancelivesforever.blogspot.com/ March 2014 The Crime of the Century
http://www.encouraginglife.com/author--interview-with-joanne-tucker/ May 2014 MMF Mary Banos blog
Here's the link - There's all this stuff in my head...: My Latest Guest: Joanne Myers #interview LMM
http://goo.gl/odZU1G Book Pleasures 4-2014
http://beverleybateman.blogspot.ca/ 4-2014 Loves, Myths, and Monsters
L.M. Brown-4-8-2014 The Crime of the Century http://lmbrownauthor.wordpress.com/2014/04/08/gues-blogger-joanne-myers-21
http://mbrownauthor.wordpress.com/2014/03/25/never-give-up Murder Most Foul
http://btsemag.com/interview-with-author-joanne-myers/ Crime of the Century 3-2014
L.M. Brown 3-3-2014 Wicked Intentions
Amber Bentley blog-3-7-2014 The Crime of the Century
BTS MAGAZINE INTERVIEW- March 4, 2014
http://cassandracurtis.blogspot.com/2014/04/monday-day-in-life-of-author-joanne.html Murder Most Foul and Wicked Intentions
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/karenfindoutaboutnewbooks/info Wicked Intentions 4-2014 Coffee Time Romance Yahoo Group
Feb. 5, 2014 http://tinadonahue.com/blog/ Murder Most Foul
http://shawnadelacorte.blogspot.com Murder Most Foul 3-8-2014
http://www.fallenangelreviews.com/interview/joanne-myers/ Loves, Myths, and Monsters 6-2014
Four Seduced Muses-Feb.18, 2014- The Crime of the Century
http://theselfrescueprincess.wordpress.com/2014/04/30/srp-heroine-interview-jackie-reeves-from-murder-most-foul/ Christina Freeborn blog
http://www.sarahgrimm.com/blog 7-2014 Loves Myths and Monsters
http://www.sarahgrimm.com/blog Writing Mystery 7-2014 Murder Most Foul
http://sarahgrimm.com/blog/author-spotlight-joanne-myers 06-2014 Wicked Intentions
http://www.sarahgrimm.com/5/post/2014/04/never-give-up-joanne-myers.html Loves, Myths, and Monsters
http://honor-james.blogspot.com/2014/05/guest-author-joanne-myers.html?spref=tw Wicked Intentions
http://www.joyfullyreviewed.net/interviews/spotlight-interview-with-author-joanne-meyers/ Wicked Intentions-4-22-2014
http://manicreaders.com/blog/index.php/2014/06/never-give-up-with-joanne-myers/ Wicked Intentions
Susan MacAtee Blog 2-2014 The Crime -http://susanmacatee.wordpress.com
Kasey Moone blog October 2013
jan. 31, 2014 Susan Macatee blog http://susanmacatee.wordpress.com
http://tempesteoriley.com/guest-author-wednesdays-jo-anne-myers/ 7-2014 Poetry book
Tempeste O'Riley blog http://href.li/?http://tempesteoriley.com/guest-author-wednesdays-joanne-myers/ October 2013
Tempeste O'Riley Blog Aug. 7, 2013 http://tempesteoriley.com/guest-author-wednesdays-joanne-tucker/
Sonnet O'dell blog October 2013
Daphne Oliver Blog- Feb. 22, 2014-The Crime of the Century
http://www.anastasiapollack.blogspot.com/2014/06/crafts-with-anastasia-guest-author-and-html Anastasia Pollack 6-2014 Never Give Up and W I
http://www.happilyeverafterthoughts.com/2014/05/joanne-meyers-guest-author.html?spref=tw Wicked Intentions
http://www.happilyeverafterthoughts.com/2014/04/joanne-meyers-with-giveaway.html LMM promo
Cynthia Woolf blog 3-19-2014 Wicked Intentions http://cynthiawoolf.com/?p=3732
http://brendawhiteside.blogspot.com/2014/03/writing-mystery-by-joanne-myers.html Murder Most Foul
http://westofmars.com/blog/ March 2014 The Crime of the Century
Feb 3, 2014 Brenda Whiteside Blog Wicked Intentions http://brendawhiteside.blogspot.com
Jan. 16, 2014 Jane Wallace Blog http://janewallace-knight.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/guest-joanne-myers.html Wicked Intentions
Roses of Prose- November 25, 2013
Jill Hughey Blog http://jillhughey.blogspot.com/2013/10/murder-most-foul-on-first-sight-saturday.html October 2013
Heartfelt Promos-Feb.18, 2014-The Crime of the Century
Desiree Holt Blog Feb. 21, 2014-The Crime of the Century
http://nancyjardinefeatures.blogspot.co.uk/ June 2014 Wicked Intentions
Stacy Juba blog November 1, 2013
Kristina Knight blog- March 10, 2014 Wicked Intentions
http://jenniferloweryauthor.com/2014/06/23/guest-authorjo-anne-myers/comment-page-1/#comment-1562 Wicked Intentions
Feb 1, 2014 Linda McLaughlin Blog http://flightsafancy.blogspot.com/2014/01/author-joanne-myers-and-wicked.html
http://kristinaludwig.wordpress.com/2014/02/18/author-interview-5-things-you-never-knew-about-joanne-myers/ Interview and Murder Most Foul
joyfully reviewed April 2014 Wicked Intentions
http://wp.me/p1tz0T-133 Calisa Rhose Blog March 2014 Murder Most Foul
http://authorroastandtoast.blogspot.com/ 3-20-2014 Wicked Intentions
http://authorroastandtoast.blogspot.com 4-4-2014 Murder Most Foul
http://savvyauthors.com/blog/?s=joanne+myers 5-14-2014 The Pros and Cons of Self-Publishing
your guest post: http://afstewartblog.blogspot.ca/2014/04/never-give-up-guest-post-by-joanne-myers.html
Margery Scott blog- November 19, 2013 Never Give Up
Serena Shay's blog Feb. 26th, 2014
Savvy Authors- http://savvyauthors.com/blog/index.php/never-give-up-by-joanne-myers/ March 28, 2014
http://www.mustardseedmarketinggroup.com/authors-corner-blog/joanne-myers-is-a-guest-at-the-authorscornerblog Self-Publishing and LMM post May 2014
http://contemporaryfictionnetwork.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/guest-blog-joann-myers-crime-of-century.html The Crime of the Century-Feb. 10, 2014
True Romance Studio (TRS) August 9th, and 11-17 September 13th, and 15-21, October 14, November 8, December 13
Coffee Time Romance Eloop chat on August 30
TRS changling Party December 5-8 2013
TRS Christmas Party December 17-23 2013
TRS Party from November 22-26 2013
BTS magazine give Murder Most Foul 5 stars December 2013 issue
Author Day, November 29, 2013
Here are a few tips for your writing:
NEVER GIVE UP:
For as long as I can remember, I have had an artistic flare-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 advise 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 endeavers. 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. Don’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.
When it comes to fiction writing, almost anything goes. That is why I love writing paranormal and fantasy stories. The author can go completely over the edge and make something unbelievable seem believable. When it comes to ghost stories, I get a lot of my inspiration from real life experiences. Not necessarily my own either. I watch television programs that partake of the supernatural and paranormal flare. Programs from ordinary people who claim they experienced either an afterlife experience, or a haunting.
Some of my stories from my upcoming release “Wicked Intentions” is based on actual hauntings. Some stories I read about in the newspaper, and others I watched on true life experience programs. So the next time you get “writer’s block” try switching on the television. You might find something to jolt your inspiration.
BOOKS BY MELANGE AUTHOR JOANNE MYERS:
“Murder Most Foul,” a crime/mystery story
available here: www.melange-books.com/authors/joannemyers/MMF.html
Here is the link to buy it directly from LULU:
BLURB: When two dismembered torsos wash up on the banks of the local river in the small industrial town of Pleasant Valley, residents are horrified. Between contradicting statements, police ineptitude, lust, lies, manipulation, incest, the motorcycle gang The Devil’s Disciples, crooked cops, and a botched crime scene, everyone becomes a suspect.
The young beautiful Jackie Reeves, a registered nurse, believes the killer is a man from her past. She contacts the dangerously handsome FBI Agent Walker Harmon. An arrest is made, but Harmon and Jackie believe an innocent man is being railroaded by local cops. Determined to find the truth, before anymore killings, Agent Harmon and Jackie are forced to run a gauntlet of deep trouble and turmoil, which marks them for death.
Buy links for Wicked Intentions: A paranormal/mystery anthology
Blurbs for Wicked Intentions- a paranormal/mystery anthology available now
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 Lisa’s disappearance. Trying to survive while looking for Lisa, Audra’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 toil 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 haunting’s 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 victims 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 Reynold’s starts having nightmares on her twenty-sixth birthday, she believes her “dark visions” can solve the twenty year disappearance of her father.
BLURBS FOR “LOVES’, MYTHS’, AND MONSTERS’,” available January 2014
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
THE HOUSE ON SHADY LANE
A seemingly loving family turns out to be serial killers in 1873.
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.
OUTLINE FOR TWISTED LOVE:
The End of Autumn-To keep from paying child support for his three children, Rodney Williams, plots with his parents to kidnap his estranged wife, 25-year old Autumn, in broad daylight. This 2011 crime shocked the small community of Logan, Ohio.
Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing-In 2011, 53 year old Russell Strothers, and his teenage accomplice find their victims through Craigslist and strike with calculating and deadly force.
A Senseless Killing-This 2010 case uncovers how a 40 year old likable barmaid was lured to her death after she rejects her young admirers sexual advances.
The Death of Innocence-This 2011 murder case involved 4 year old Marcie Willis, and her evil stepmother 25 year old Cheryl, from the small bedroom community of The Plains, Ohio.
The Girl Not Forgotten-This cold case took 26 years to solve, but brought justice for 13-year-old Holly Buford, and put serial rapist, 40-year-old Stanley Snead, behind bars.
The Possession-When 29-year-old Valerie Harris severs the penis of her sexually abusive father, it makes national news in 2007.
Home Town Hero-When deaf students are murdered in the prestigious Rose Brick College of the Deaf in 2008, everyone is shocked when discovering the killer is one of their own.
The Spell Caster Murders-When 42 year old Fortune Teller Sally Vu and her 21-year-old daughter Veronica are discovered murdered and physically desecrated, in 2001, evidence points to revenge and a spell gone wrong.
All For the Family-In 2003, as a way to erase her 22-year-old husbands criminal past, 19 year old Molly Abbott devises a ghoulish and desperate strategy.
Thicker Than Water?-When 52 year old Jenny Michaels is found dismembered inside her burned out home in 1996, officers find the crime more confusing than a jig saw puzzle.
Mail Order Murder-The last thing the beautiful Russian mail order bride Anna dreamed of in 2001, was being murdered by her controlling and older American husband.
Where’s Christopher?-When four year old Christopher Ellis goes missing, numerous excuses and an odd odor emanating from the backyard in 1991, raises eyebrows.
Summary of “THE CRIME OF THE CENTURY” available January 30
The residents of Rolling Hills, an economically ruined bedroom community of the Appalachian region of southeastern Ohio, were horrified when the dismembered bodies of missing teenage sweethearts, Shane Shoemaker and Babette Lloyd, were pulled from the murky and meandering local river. Multiply suspects surfaced, including relatives, ex-lovers, Satanists, and the Devil's Disciple’s motorcycle gang, but only one was railroaded, Babette’s stepfather, Richard Allan Lloyd, a known nudist and hothead. The rumors of his and Babette’s incestuous relationship only electrified the townsfolk and local authorities’ hatred against him.
What really happened on that cool autumn evening of 1982? What began as an evening stroll turned into what found only in horror films, and dubbed ‘the crime of the century’. 18 year old Babette, a voluptuous beauty contestant, horsewoman, and aspiring computer programmer, and her 19 year old boyfriend Shane Shoemaker, a jealous and possessive unemployed printer, were last seen walking toward the C&O Railroad tracks, crossing a trestle bridge that overlooked the river, near an infamous 52-acrea cornfield. Twelve days later, a search party found their mutilated torsos. After another two days their heads and limbs were unearthed, suggesting satanic cult activity.
Richard Lloyd was the main suspect from the beginning. It took nearly a year, but in an investigation smeared with contradicting statements, and a botched crime scene, investigators built a flimsy case against him. A financially motivated local mistakenly fingered Richard, accusing him of forcing the teens into a car at gun point. The police alleged Richard then killed the victims at his mobile home seven miles from Rolling Hills, with his wife and other step-daughter as witnesses. They accused him of dismembering the victims before transporting them to the Rolling Hills cornfield for burial. The state insisted a ancestral relationship between Richard and Babette existed, and the reason for the jealousy killings, and Richard’s immense hatred for Shane Shoemaker. Richard’s multiply lies, his lust and jealousy for Babette, weapons availability, the hypnotized “eyewitness” and a disputed footprint expert bolstered the states misguided case against the now dubbed “evil stepfather.” Most of what was presented at the three-week trial was based on police corruption and ineptitude, melodramatic fiction, and forensic mishandling.
As a resident of Rolling Hills, Ohio, I, JoAnne Myers contrived “The Crime of the Century,” through case documents, newspaper clippings, signed affidavits, witness testimony, interviews, police reports, theories and rumors.
This heinous crime not only shattered the sense of security for Rolling Hills, but destroyed two families, marriages, careers, friendships, and forever scarred the town. This story is a detailed account of finding justice for Babette and Shane, of human injustice at the highest level, of one man’s perseverance to prove his innocence, and gain his freedom from death row, and righting a wrong.
Richard Lloyd was released on appeal after sitting on death row for five years. Prosecutors opted not to re-try him, but Lloyd and his family remained under a cloud of presumed guilt for 28-years. In 2008, two career criminals were indicted and convicted for the homicides.
NOTE: All names and places have been changed to protect the innocent and guilty.