Jo-Ann Carson

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~ fantasy, adventure and romance ~

Reports of Jo-Ann Carson’s death on a Gulf Island are greatly exaggerated or, at the very least, premature. An award-winning fiction and non-fiction author, blogger and podcaster Jo-Ann loves to tinker with words. Her latest two series the Ghost & Abby Mysteries and the Gambling Ghosts feature eccentric characters, such as a Viking ghost with existential issues, a broken-hearted Highlander and a Casanova-man-witch. At the center of each tale is a strong woman trying to make sense of life and love.
A firm believer in the magic of our everyday lives, Jo-Ann loves watching sunrises, and walking the beaches near her home in the Pacific Northwest. You can find her at her author website: http://w
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Jo-Ann Carson I haven't experienced paralyzing writer's block. Yet.
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I haven't experienced paralyzing writer's block. Yet.
I do have "fuzzy" days when the words don't come as easily, but I make myself put words on the page knowing that I can fix them later.
When I'm stuck on a plot point I go for a walk or talk to my husband or friends. Sometimes I just need to get a way from the draft for a bit of time and let my muse sort things out.
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“As the coffee slid down my throat and the caffeine penetrated my haze, I wondered why he had returned so soon. I pulled my scraggly housecoat tightly around me. His gray eyes looked far too awake for this time of the day. He must be one of those morning people. After sitting contentedly for five minutes his left knee began to fidget. I enjoyed his discomfort. Call me mean, but anyone who dares enter my domain before my first cup of coffee deserves no less. I kept drinking, closing my eyes to express my bliss and taking a wee bit of pleasure in his discomfort.”
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“His hair smelled fresh and earthy, as if he lived in the outdoors, but the room smelled of farts. I’ll never understand how little boys can fart so much. It’s like they store them up.”
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“But I had lived long enough to know that a woman needed to rely on herself, stand on her own two feet and fight her own battles. She has to design her own version of a happy ending.”
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Jo-Ann Carson Simon wrote: "Thanks for looking me up, Jo-Ann."

My pleasure:)


Jo-Ann Carson Rai
I like that. Good to meet you.
Best
Jo-Ann


message 6: by Rai

Rai Very glad to have you as a friend, Jo-Ann!

Write on!

~Rai


message 5: by Simon

Simon Thanks for looking me up, Jo-Ann.


Jo-Ann Carson Hi Derick
I love the title of your book. I'll take a look.
Best
Jo-Ann


Derick Hudson Thanks for the connection, Jo-Ann! You may like my 2012 debut,a hilarious Irish romcom called 'Dysfunctional Romance!' which has 17 five star reviews on Amazon and over 7,000 followers on Twitter already. see my blog for details:
www.derickhudson.blogspot.com
Kind regards,
Derick


Jo-Ann Carson Savannah
My pleasure, and to be sure, I will stay naughty:)
Jo-Ann


Savannah Jo-Ann, thank you for the friendship.
Stay naughty,
Savannah
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