What was the first book you ever wrote and what inspired you?
When I was a kid I would get grounded all the time, I could either read or write. I ran out of stuff to read so I started writing. I wrote my first book then and have been writing since. I love writing and would do it even if my books weren’t out there.
Can you tell us about your work including titles and share your amazon links?
I Am Wolf book 1 Children of Nox
“You can’t fight who you really are, Jonah . . .you are wolf.”
When Jonah unknowingly creates an unnatural creature, he is thrust upon a path of unremitting shadows and unrelenting torment from the creature he becomes connected to. In stark contrast, seven teens, the youngling pack from the tribe of Tibolt, join forces with Jonah, their newest member. Together, they must stop the “unnatural,” who brings horror wherever he travels. As the murderous creature makes his way east to Tennessee, it becomes a race against time to save a small child of destiny known as the Dream Maker. Will Jonah reach her before the creature is able to turn her for his evil purposes?
The Kiss book 2 Children of Nox
When you’ve been touched by the darkness, it leaves a mark on your soul.
Jonah and Alaynee are happily putting the past behind them. They’re planning a wedding and moving forward. Great news is waiting for them and the youngling pack.
When Cathy, Alaynee’s mom, finds a stranded girl in the city and brings her back. Alaynee soon discovers there’s more to her then meets the eye. Cleo is a lioness whose powers over men will haunt Alaynee in more ways then one. Will Jonah and Alaynee be able to plan their happily ever after or will the evil that resides have it’s way?
After Dark book 3 Children of Nox slated to be released in October.
Never mess with the FATES.
A long time ago, an unnatural event occurred that would change the path of the goddess of night forever…Nox fell in love with a demon named Asmodeus, now known as Ash. That love ended with the death of adopted daughter, Lilli Anna, by Ash’s own hands. And now the Fates have intervened.
Shine slated to be out at the end of July beginning of August
“Light shines through the darkest cloud.”
Angels are all around us, they get drunk off espresso, wear clothes like normal human beings and yes even have families like the rest of human society.
These were just a few of the things Elizabeth was about to learn.
Photographer and graphic artist Elizabeth is out in the middle of the country taking pictures of a cloudy sky when she witnesses and angel descend through the rays of light penetrating the clouds in the sky. Shocked, she passes out. Upon awakening, Elizabeth sees Samuel kneeling next to her calling her name with a voice so pure she’s sure it isn’t real. Samuel pops in and out of her life, confusing her as to what’s real and what isn’t. Slowly, Elizabeth gets him to admit he’s an angel and the two of them fall in love, but there’s a price to be paid for falling in love with an angel. Will their love be strong enough to fight against the darkness that surrounds them?
What drew you in to the romance genre?
The story Shine drew me to the romance genre. I happen to believe that every book out there has love in it. The whole idea that love is limited is ridiculous to me. I think it’s a main driving force in life and translates into everything I write. Even my thriller books are literally based on love and betrayal and the dichotomy of how far the human spirit can be pushed. Love is the other side of the coin that has horror. If you think about it, some of the most horrible things that have happened in life occurred because of love.
Is romance your favorite genre to read as well as write?
I am actually more of a cross over genre author. I find that it’s more fun to play in worlds where everything isn’t so cut and dry. When I dive into human emotions and character traits, I like to have my characters flawed and filled with issues because defining a character is more than saying they are a hero, or they are sweet, we are all a disaster inside, no matter how close to perfect life is. So really, whatever story I write depends on the characters themselves.
Can you tell me something about yourself that may surprise your readers?
I am a romantic at heart and believe that everything happens for a reason. Usually it’s based on the choices we make but not all of it. Life is filled with coincidence and consequence.
Are you excited to be a part of the upcoming Ropin Romance event?
OMG YES!! I can’t wait. Shine is my own dive into the romance genre and it has been so much fun to write.
What do you do to help with writers block?
I read. I read all the time. Sometimes when I’m stuck a certain word or phrase will come to my mind and I’m not longer blocked. I think in order to be a good writer you have to read. I also think you can tell the difference in those who do and don’t read a lot.
If you had to choose three words to describe what type of writer you are what would they be?
Fun, adventurous and unafraid.
What is your author pen name and do you have more than one?
My name is my name. Joann H. Buchanan. I will write everything under that name no matter the genre. I wrote it and am not ashamed of anything I write.
If you had to pick a favorite author who would it be?
Just one? I love Stephen King, Frank Herbert, David B. Coe, Anne Rice. I also love indie writers like Mary Ting and Alexandrea Weis. I adore finding new up and coming authors and I’m constantly searching for new ones.
Thank you for everything Fang Tastic. I think you are a God send. I wasn’t sure about diving into romance and you came into my life out of the blue, supporting me in all the genres I write in. I also want to thank Lori Lawton for her unwavering support in spreading the word about my books. 😀
Huge hugs and love to all. 😀