Foinah Jameson

Biography

Foinah Jameson lives in Portland, Oregon, the delightfully weird center of the Pacific Northwest, and spends her days with a fabulous husband, two Norse Gods disguised as her daughters, and a menagerie of used animals. At night Foinah sneaks out to her office on the back deck under an umbrella where she writes feverishly on a battered Mac laptop, typing away madly until the sun rises. Dark, comic, creepy tales come to life as she sips cold coffee and chain-smokes aromatic cigars in the crisp night air.
She is the author of Marker of Faith -- a supernatural thriller, Mostly Dead Melvin -- a darkly funny pop culture satire of the modern vampire myth, and five short story collections. Her short stories and novels run the gamut of the supernatural to poignant vignettes of everyday life.
In a previous life Foinah was a musician, a publican, a fortune-teller, a chef, a burgeoning astrophysicist, and an artist rep.
Now a domestic goddess and a mother by day/writer by night, Foinah enjoys her alter ego as the smoking monkey who gets to use a laptop.

"Writing is so much cheaper than therapy! And you can drink while you do it."

Smashwords Interview

What's the story behind your latest book?
The vampire genre has been diluted down to a sparkly, whiny, non-scary boogieman in the closet.
I thought it would be funny to take a poke at that modern vampire image.
I started writing Mostly Dead Melvin in 2007 during the whole Twilight craze.
The story began as a joke blog post that morphed into the novel.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
My greatest joy of writing?
I suppose it's purging all of the "gunk" left behind from characters partying in my brain.
Read more of this interview.

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Books

Marker of Faith
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 95,390. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
Something evil has come to the small town of Portsmouth. Leaders of different faiths are being slaughtered by The Old Ones, dark shadow gods, for the sinister rituals that will bring about the destruction of the world. It's up to a group brought together by destiny: a disillusioned homicide detective, a medical examiner, a homeless man with a secret, and a witch to save the world from darkness.
Mostly Dead Melvin
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 108,750. Language: American English. Published: October 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Melvin Morton dreams of becoming a vampire, but when he accidentally gets his un-death, it’s not what he expects. Hollywood Lied. Melvin's un-life, while running from a shadow demon and a goblin horde, is worth living when aided by a ghostly guide, his psychotic best friend, and a voodoo priestess. Set in Portland, Oregon, Mostly Dead Melvin is a pop culture satire of the modern vampire mythos.

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