Jo Michaels


Jo Michaels is...

Hi, I'm Jo. Let's forget all the "Jo Michaels is blah, blah, blah" stuff and just go with it. I'm a voracious reader (often reading more than one book at a time), a writer, a book reviewer, a mom, a wife, and one of the EICs at INDIE Books Gone Wild. I have an almost photographic memory and tend to make people cringe at the number of details I can recall about them and/or their book(s). My imagination follows me around like a conjoined twin and causes me to space out pretty often or laugh out loud randomly in completely inappropriate situations.

I have a degree in graphic design, and my journey to the end was one few students who begin that program ever complete. However, this was one case where my memory and OCD tendencies helped me. Graduation was one of the most amazing days of my life. But, my most amazing day was when my now husband proposed. Every little girl dreams of being Cinderella someday, and he pulled off the proposal of fantasies.

At the risk of sounding cliche, I'm going to let it out there and say how much I absolutely adore the man I'm married to. Along with my children, he's my whole world.

I've lived in Louisiana, Tennessee, and Georgia, but I've had my feet in almost every state. Traveling is something I adore, and have plans to someday see the Mongolia I've written about in Yassa.

One of my favorite things is hearing from fans! You can find me on social media most any day of the week. Connect! I'd love to hear from you.

Where to find Jo Michaels online


The Frivolity Fairies - A Christmas Short Story
Price: Free! Words: 9,180. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fairy Tales
It's Christmas Eve, 2014, and thirteen-year-old Shirley is listening to the same bedtime story she's heard every year. This year, she comes face to face with the frivolity fairies from the tale; naughty, careless creatures who cause mischief with no regard to morality. In a tale of Christmas spirit, magic, and happy endings, find out what happens when one little girl sets out to make things right.
I, Zombie
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 55,150. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2014. Category: Fiction » Horror » Undead
It's the end of the world as we know it. Trixie Collins is a normal teen making her way through high school. One night at a party, a boy comes on to her and won't take no for an answer. As she jerks her arm away, his fingernails cut into her skin. Now, she's fighting for her life as she turns into something... else. Are zombies all bad, or is it just a huge misunderstanding?
Series: Mystic, Book 5. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 24,310. Language: American English. Published: March 26, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
As the sixth and final member of Women Save the World, a company created by Markaza Turner, Coralie possesses all the cunning the young ladies will need to defeat the evil that's rising under Central Park. If the women fail to save her, evil will rise and destroy the world.
Series: Mystic, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,300. Language: American English. Published: March 26, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Melody Acworth sounds like an angel. If she's not careful, she'll become one soon. Enrolled in singing lessons at age seven, she took to the stage and began to get fan letters. Some were good, some were detrimental to her psyche.
Series: Mystic, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,350. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
After a horrible accident takes the lives of her parents, Shelia Morgan is placed in the care of her Aunt Ivy and Uncle Melvin. When she turns nineteen, her world is flipped upside down. When a girl named Markaza shows up and tells Shelia she's part of a group of young women destined to save the world, Shelia begins to dream of a new life and true freedom from her personal demons.
Series: Mystic, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 21,280. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Lily Conyers is a twenty-year-old who has it all going for her. One wrong decision changes her life forever. When she meets a strange young woman named Markaza, Lily begins to re-build with encouragement from her new friend.
Series: Mystic, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 19,690. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » Feminist
This is book one of the Mystic series. A set of New Adult Paranormal novellas that speak out against issues faced in the world today, showing how strong women can overcome anything. Bronya, the first in a group of six women to be recruited to help save the world, holds the power of strength. But she has to find out how to use it before it's too late.
The Bird
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 53,490. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fairy Tales
Fantastical twists to the fairy tales you know and love abound in this tale of quests, witches, wizards, and a strange race of people known as Trobodytes. Suitable for those age thirteen and up, this young adult fantasy novel is packed to the gills with action, adventure, and love.
The Abigale Chronicles - Book Three
Series: The Abigale Chronicles. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,660. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Imagination & Play
Abigale Fontenot is turning thirteen. Just when she thinks her birthday couldn't possibly get any worse, a new adventure takes hold.
The Abigale Chronicles - Book Two
Series: The Abigale Chronicles. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,340. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Twelve-year-old Abigale Fontenot is struggling to figure out whether her adventures are real or imagined. After an adventure with Amazonian women in book one, Abigale and Emmett have formed a bond through mutual trust and secrets, but Kristy has turned against Abigale because of it.
The Indie Author's Guide to: Building a Great Book
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,880. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
Indie author? Banging your head on your desk? You need The Indie Author's Guide to: Building a Great Book. Not just for e-books. This guide contains helpful tips and tricks to make your book look like it came from a major publisher.
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 89,930. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
Temujin is a ruthless man bound by only one law that he wrote himself: Yassa. This law demands loyalty of friends, spouses, and family. There is only one punishment for breaking Yassa law: death. Genghis faces a difficult decision when his best friend wants to steal Börte, the woman he loves. Will he keep to the law or bend it for a friend?
The Abigale Chronicles - Book One
Series: The Abigale Chronicles. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,330. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Readers / Intermediate
Abigale Fontenot is a 12 year old girl living in West Bluff, Louisiana, who believes she is perfectly ordinary. When events unfold that cause Abigale to begin a new journey, she has to ask herself, "Is it real or is it all just a dream?" As Abigale learns in Book One, things are rarely exactly as they seem. Friendships are formed with unlikely people and Abigale learns she is far from ordinary.

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