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Jo Marshall

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Uvalde Texas, The United States



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I enjoy writing fantasy novels ~ 'Twig Stories' ~ for children ages 8 to 12 who love nature and adventure. I use the pen name Jo Marshall because no one can pronounce D'Nelle Bloechl.

Twig Stories tell of impish stick creatures in the ancient forests and on the pristine glaciers of the Pacific Northwest, where the fragile world of mysterious, rare animals and lush rainforests are endangered by climate change.

All four Twig Stories novels are illustrated by the award-winning Disney artist David Murray, whose many credits include Tarzan, Lilo & Stitch, Curious George, Mulan, and Brother Bear. David is a recipient of the New York Society of Illustrators Gallery & 2004 Gold Aurora Award.

Royalties are shared with conservation nonprofits.

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“Leaf is a Twig. He was knocked from his home the “Old Seeder” when a huge flood came and rattled his tree home. Leaf fell into the rushing waters but managed to get onto dry land. Leaf’s family was still trapped in t
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Sheri Poe-Pape Welcome Jo! Please spread the word also about my Award-winning Book "Cassie's Marvelous Music Lessons" and the upcoming early chapter book. For boy or girl, ages 3-8,


Available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble

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Jo Marshall J.R.Barker wrote: "Thanks for adding me as a friend, I love the look of your books, being a sucker for wildlife myself."

Thank you very much, J.R.! That's great to hear. Very nice to be your friend, too.

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J.R. Barker Thanks for adding me as a friend, I love the look of your books, being a sucker for wildlife myself.

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