I welcome author/artist JoAnne Myers to my blog today. JoAnne has a four book contract with Melange Books and a two book contract with Black Rose Writing. She believes in family values and following your dreams. For more about JoAnne, please visit her website Books and Paintings by JoAnne and follow her on her blog and Facebook.
JoAnne: My crossroad came when I had to choose to either be published by a traditional publishing house, or small press, or self-publishing. With a traditional publisher it would be so easy for a writer. The publisher would do all the hard work, the editing, and especially the promoting. With a small publisher, the writer does all the promoting for the book. It is a lot of hard work and never ending. Being on blog tours, setting up your own blog and websites, Facebook and twitter are including in the organizing. It is a lot of work and tears for the writer, but I believe easier than being self published on such places as Amazon or Lulu.
With Amazon and Lulu, the writer must keep track of the taxes and sales of the book. It is a business to publish on Amazon and Lulu. If you are good with taxes and keeping track of sales, than Amazon is for you. If you are like me, a small press is much easier and quicker to connect with. I chose the small press publishing route. I have never regretted it either. I now have seven books between two publishing houses. They handle the editing, and taxes and all that crazy nonsense that goes with publishing.
Blurb for Murder Most Foul
When two dismembered torsos wash up on the banks of the local river in the small industrial town of Pleasant Valley, residents are horrified. Between contradicting statements, police ineptitude, lust, lies, manipulation, incest, the motorcycle gang The Devil’s Disciples, crooked cops, and a botched crime scene, everyone becomes a suspect.
The young beautiful Jackie Reeves, a registered nurse, believes the killer is a man from her past. She contacts the dangerously handsome FBI Agent Walker Harmon. An arrest is made, but Harmon and Jackie believe an innocent man is being railroaded by local cops. Determined to find the truth, before anymore killings, Agent Harmon and Jackie are forced to run a gauntlet of deep trouble and turmoil, which marks them for death.