Guest Blog by JoAnne Myers

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My guest today is JoAnne Myers, a prolific author, who writes across several genre. Two of you lucky commenters will have a chance to win a .PDF or paperback version of one of JoAnne’s novels. The novels available are:

Murder Most Foul-a detective/mystery,

Loves, Myths, and Monsters-a fantasy anthology,

Wicked Intentions-a paranormal anthology,

Twisted Love-a biography true crime anthology,

The Crime of the Century-a biography true crime,

Flagitious-a crime/mystery anthology,

Poems About Life, Love, and Everything in Between.

JoAnne is also an artist. You can find her novels and her art at http://www.booksandpaintingsbyjoanne.com

Don’t forget to leave those comments!

 

NEVER GIVE UP

by JoAnne Myers

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 advice and become a journalist (one of my many misgivings). My mind went toward other things. As many young girls, I dreamed 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 endeavors. I now have six books under contract with two publishing houses. So my word 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 ever give up.

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