Monday, August 20, 2012

Whispers from the Abyss: 5Qs with Jo Ann Russell

Whispers from the Abyss: 5Qs with Jo Ann Russell: 1.) When did you first consider yourself a writer? A.)   Honestly, I first considered myself a writer when I completed my first novel...

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Festival of Fear - FanExpo 2012 Toronto, Canada

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

Terribly Good Stuff: Other Equally Important News

Terribly Good Stuff: Other Equally Important News: I guess since this is TECHNICALLY a blog I should tell you guys about stuff going on in my life. Implying you care, but, nonetheless, while ...

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Scarlet Whispers ~ A charity horse-themed, multi genre and author anthology! Whew!

OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!!! Now available!!! Scarlet Whispers. A horse themed charity anthology where all proceeds go to Grab your copy here: Scarlett River Press Book Links Scarlet Whispers print Scarlet Whispers Smashwords eBooks Scarlett Whispers Amazon Print and eBook And please spread the word!!!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Terribly Good Stuff: Creepypasta Contest! Time to vote!!!

Terribly Good Stuff: Creepypasta Contest! (Finally): Well, Boys and Ghouls, it's finally here! The creepypasta contest is open and you can send me all your wicked little words from the very d...u

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Wredheaded Writer: Tip O'Day #340 - "Rejection, Get Thee Behind Me"

Wredheaded Writer: Tip O'Day #340 - "Rejection, Get Thee Behind Me": Guest blogger Jo-Anne Russell on The Reject Effect . “You must develop a thick skin...” This is a common phrase most writers hear at some...

Monday, April 2, 2012

Terribly Good Stuff: They Left The Gremlins by Jo-Anne Russell

Terribly Good Stuff: They Left The Gremlins by Jo-Anne Russell: (Here's your first finalist, HWA affliate member Jo-Anne Russell! Enjoy her work "They Left The Gremlins") The sound was coming from the ...

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Terribly Good Stuff: Creepypasta Contest

Terribly Good Stuff: Creepypasta Contest: So, you like pasta. You like my pasta. But maybe you write your OWN pasta. And you wanna showcase it. You think it's pretty damn good. Well,...

Friday, March 30, 2012

Review: Legend of the Pumpkin Thief, YA Novel by Charles Day

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!

Jo-Anne Russell
Author of The Nightmare Project

Monday, February 13, 2012

New Version, Cover and Publisher. Re: TNP

January 26, 2012The Nightmare Project has been pulled - but don't worry - it has been accepted by a wonderful publishing house called Muse It Up. My novel should be available by October 2012 for your reading pleasure.Along with a new company, The Nightmare Project is getting a facelift with a fantastic new cover design, and the contents will be revised to the best it can be.
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!

Muse It Up Publishing 
Have a wonderful day, and see you soon! 

The Nightmare Project Review

 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!

In A Dark Place

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?

Behind Locked Doors

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!

Monster Gallery

Five, possibly six of my flash horror stories have been accepted for the anthology MONSTER GALLERY, which should be available in print by Halloween 2011. The titles of my shorts are as follows:
Covenant of Flesh
Accidental Death
Whispers in the Cellar
The Ninth Stall
This anthology is edited by George Wilhite, and there will be reviews by some very special horror writers, but they are a surprise. ;)

More details to follow, but be warned... These stories aren't for the squeemish or faint of heart!