July 18, 2013

Poetry: About Life, Love, Everything in Between Jo Anne Myers @MelangeBooks #RLFblog

Poems About Life...
Jo Anne Myers, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. Let's talk about your book,
Genre: Poetry
"Poems About Life, Love, and Everything in Between" is a poetry collection that provides a glimpse into the heart, mind and soul, of its author. It is a heartwarming read, written with love and respect for others. Some poems were written in times of sorrow, other poems were written in times of joyous celebration. Life if like that.
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Below are some sample poems from the book.


In this bleak life of mine,
I walk the dark alleys of broken dreams.
A darkened corridor of lost tomorrows,
within a collage of unraveled seams.
My life simmered like a bad stew.
Hidden within a clutter of tear stained cheeks.
Living in darkness, an unbridled soul.
Torn between life and death, my future seemed bleak.
Despair cowered behind my eyes.
Once beautiful, I was left aged and alone.
Reflections in my sea of tears,
reminded me I was forgotten and solitary.
Stumbling over common life hurdles,
like a babe learning to crawl.
Losing everything to my lustful addictions,
of fear, failure, and shame.
Lost control of what was mine.
That poison controlled me for a while.
It felt bad and made me cry.
As emotional pain went on for miles.
I found courage with family and friends.
No more shadows, cold or rain.
The venom that once ruled my life,
is a faded memory I achieved through strife.


Shadowed by pain, I slowly melt.
Nowhere to go, nothing to do.
Only aggravation and loneliness felt.
My life left empty, with nothing to lose.
Suffocating, I fall into seethe.
Falling as my world crumbles.
I'm left wanting to believe, searching for hope.
Like an acrobat walking an unraveling tight rope.
I call to those I've hurt.
Leaving a message 'remember me.'
I've done things I want to forget.
A obstruction I've tried to avert.
I crawl out of the past,
finding a way at last.
To rise up instead of fall.
Destroying this dreadful brick wall.
See me now, strong and brave.
For I will never be hurt again.
I know I will adhere,
shedding this torment and pain.
The one I see in the mirror,
is someone, special and kind.
I now focus on what I am after,
moving forward, to the next chapter.


How did you get your start in the industry?
When my crime/detective story "Murder Most Foul," was accepted by Melange Books.
What is the most important thing you do for your career now, as compared to when you first started writing?
A mass overload of self promoting.
What do you enjoy most about writing?
The concocting of the plot.
If you could give the younger version of yourself advice what would it be?
To have a career before family.
What is your work ethic when it comes to writing?
Write what you are interested in even when others are not.
How do you cope with stress as an author?
Painting and being reclusive.
Do things your family or friends do ever end up in a book?
Yes, but they dont know it.
What are some jobs you've done before (or while) you were a writer?
I am still working that 9 to 5 job for a notable chain hotel
Which of your books would you recommend to someone who doesn't normally read your genre, and why?
Loves', Myths', and Monsters' which is due out March 2014 through Melange Books, because it stars characters some writers might not consider. Such as: the Chupracabra, the Mothman, psychic visions, and time travel
What is your major goal in life?
It is to be a successful writer-up there with Ann Rule and Aphrodite Jones. To see my stories on television and the big screen.

Books Coming Soon

"MURDER MOST FOUL," due out July 31 2013
"WICKED INTENTIONS" a paranormal/mystery anthology due out September 2013
"LOVES', MYTHS' AND MONSTERS'," a fantasy anthology due out March 2014
Jo Anne Myers
"FLAGITIOUS," a crime and paranormal novella collection due out June 2014
"THE CRIME OF THE CENTURY," a biography true-crime
"TWISTED LOVE," a true-crime anthology
SAMPLE POEMS FROM "Poems About Life, Love, and Everything in Between"

About the Author

Jo Anne Myers hails from the famous Hocking Hills region of southeastern Ohio. She has worked in the blue-collar industry most of her life. Besides having several novels under my belt, she also canvass paints. When not busy with hobbies or working outside the home, she spends time with relatives, her dogs Jasmine and Scooter, and volunteers her time within the community. She is a member of the Hocking Hill's Arts and Craftsmen Association, The Hocking County Historical Society and Museum, and the Hocking Hills Regional Welcome Center. She believes in family values and following your dreams.

Find Me Here

Website http://www.booksandpaintingsbyjoanne.com (Includes original canvass paintings)

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