Monday, August 20, 2012
Sunday, August 12, 2012
If you are going to the FanExpo, be on the lookout for the HWA booth. I will be there on August 24th, and 25th, to help promote the Horror Writer's Association. I will also be doing a signing, but I am yet to know the time. I am really looking forward to meeting some of my HWA family, and readers, as well as the good folks from Rue Morgue, who are HWA sponsors. There will be horrors galore for all who come! See you there. :-)
Monday, May 21, 2012
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As I read this novel, I found myself becoming more and more engrossed with each turn of the page. As an adult I didn't know if this was a book I would really "get into," but the writing style of Charles Day had me hooked from page one. Flashes of my own childhood Halloweens, bullies, creepy old folk and teenage awkwardness slithered out of the deepest regions of my memories and came back to haunt, scare and entertain me.
The main character, Nick, is a likable young fellow still well endowed with childlike imagination, and aspirations. With his many teenage dramas, he manages to mature and evolve by the end of the story - without losing his dreams.
Every time I thought I knew where the story was leading, I found myself in awe of the many twists and turns, never leading to where I thought.
Legend of the Pumpkin Thief took me on an emotional journey of fear, anxiety, curiosity and hope that connected me with many of the book's characters.
I highly recommend this book to adults and YA alike!
Author of The Nightmare Project
Monday, February 13, 2012
Muse It Up has a wonderful variety of authors and genres for everyone's tastes. There is even a section for teens and children, so come on over and see what's new!
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Have a wonderful day, and see you soon!
The first review of The Nightmare Project is up thanks to Nikki Lynn Barrett, on her Storm Goddess Blog.
It is a great blog for readers and writers looking to gain insight and info on writers and new books. Nikki also sometimes participates in give-aways!
Please visit her blog and check out the review for my book. Have a wonderful week!
Posted by Jo-Anne Russell on Sunday, October 16, 2011 Under: Short Stories / Anthologies
Greetings and welcome back.
Has this month been busy for you? It sure has for me. I welcomed my first grandchild into our family,
a boy named Malakai. Mom, baby and dad are all doing well. He was born on October 11th 2011 weighing 7 pounds, 19 inches long.
I also have a huge workload with multiple deadlines for the end of this month. My newest horror flash has been published in the anthology “In A Dark Place,” by Brazen Snake Books. The story is called “The Promised Land,” and it is my first story of historical fiction and zombies. You can find the link in my book store.
With my favorite holiday just around the corner I am gearing up by telling my children scary stories, decorating and watching all my favorite horror flicks.
What are you doing to prepare for Halloween?
Posted by Jo-Anne Russell on Sunday, September 25, 2011 Under: Short Stories / Anthologies
Hello, and welcome back.
I have been busy working hard on spreading the news of The Nightmare Project, and working on other shorter pieces for your entertainment.
My new flash called The Letter, will appear in the anthology "Behind Locked Doors,`` and is edited by Jessica A. Weiss.
I also have six poems that will appear in the Poems from the Dark Side Volume Two, anthology.
There is much more in the works as I have other short fiction and non-fiction up for consideration. I am also busy working on Book 2 of the Dangerous Minds Trilogy.
Links to all anthologies with cover images will be available at my store and images pages soon, and publication dates will be posted as soon as I know them. ;)
Until then, keep reading and embrace the darkness!