Jo Michaels

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Jo Michaels loves writing novels that make readers gasp in horror, surprise, and disbelief. While her browser search history has probably landed her on a list somewhere, she still dives into every plot with gusto, hoping "the man" will realize she's a writer and not a psychopath about to go on a rampage. Her favorite pastimes are reading, watching Investigation Discovery, and helping other authors realize their true potential through mentoring. She's penned the award-winning Pen Pals and Serial Killers series and the best-selling educational book for children, Writing Prompts for Kids, which has rocketed the kids that use it into several awards of their own.

Most of Jo's books feature the places she's lived: Louisiana, Tennessee,
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Jo Michaels Actually, the title gave me the idea for the story. I'm manipulating the reader as much as I'm manipulating the readers. I love thrillers, and I…moreActually, the title gave me the idea for the story. I'm manipulating the reader as much as I'm manipulating the readers. I love thrillers, and I wanted to write one that kept the reader angry and guessing the whole way through. Hoping I pulled it off.(less)
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“Writers don't make any money at all. We make about a dollar. It is terrible. But then again we don't work either. We sit around in our underwear until noon then go downstairs and make coffee, fry some eggs, read the paper, read part of a book, smell the book, wonder if perhaps we ourselves should work on our book, smell the book again, throw the book across the room because we are quite jealous that any other person wrote a book, feel terribly guilty about throwing the schmuck's book across the room because we secretly wonder if God in heaven noticed our evil jealousy, or worse, our laziness. We then lie across the couch facedown and mumble to God to forgive us because we are secretly afraid He is going to dry up all our words because we envied another man's stupid words. And for this, as I said, we are paid a dollar. We are worth so much more.”
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Jo Michaels LK wrote: "Nice to meet you, Jo!"

Nice to meet you, too, LK! :)


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L.K. Hunsaker Nice to meet you, Jo!


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Jo Michaels Alpha wrote: "Good Afternoon Jo!

Just noticed the initials for your name make up the initials for my first name! Sorry...I'm dorky like that. Anyways, wanted to thank you for adding me as a friend. I look forwa..."


Good Afternoon!

That's really awesome! You're welcome! I enjoy meeting new people and building new networks. :)

You too!

Jo


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Alpha Good Afternoon Jo!

Just noticed the initials for your name make up the initials for my first name! Sorry...I'm dorky like that. Anyways, wanted to thank you for adding me as a friend. I look forward to viewing your website. Feel free to message me anytime because I love building bridges and getting to know my friends more. :D

May God Grant You a Blessed Day!
Alpha OUT!


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