Jo Michaels

Biography

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, and Georgia. That's given her a special amount of insight to what makes those locations tick. Her works are immersive and twisty, and she wouldn't want it any other way.

Where to find Jo Michaels online


Where to buy in print


Series

Pen Pals and Serial Killers
Each book in this series is a stand-alone novel and may be read independently of the other books. Psychological thrillers with crossover characters.
Emancipation
Price: $2.99 USD.
Provocation
Price: $3.27 USD.
Intensification
Price: $3.04 USD.
The House
Price: $3.59 USD.
Innocent
Price: Free!

Books

Innocent
Series: Pen Pals and Serial Killers. Price: Free! Words: 12,210. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Horror » General
I'm as innocent as a newborn baby. I swear. I didn't kill those men. They threw me in a mental hospital to cover up the real killer's crimes. I have no idea why, but I have theories. Let me tell you my story so you can decide if I'm guilty or innocent.
Black-Tie Christmas: A Sweet, Young-Adult Christmas Romance
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,570. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
Falling in love wasn't in Evelyn Hart's plan for the holidays, but with a cute boy named Adam, and a little Christmas magic, she'll get more than she could ever hope for.
Intensification and The House - Pen Pals and Serial Killers - Stories Three and Four
Price: $4.29 USD. Words: 90,560. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Two awesome psychological thrillers in one. The first: A man on a mission to stop a serial killer he's closer to than he realizes. The second: The house where the serial killer cuts the teeth he uses on the women he murders later.
The House
Series: Pen Pals and Serial Killers. Price: $3.59 USD. Words: 48,970. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
The House is a chilling collection of short stories. If walls could talk...
Intensification
Series: Pen Pals and Serial Killers. Price: $3.04 USD. Words: 42,330. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
A detective chases a serial killer through the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia.
Emancipation and Provocation - Pen Pals and Serial Killers - Stories One and Two
Price: $4.29 USD. Words: 121,260. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Two amazing stories in one. Meet Tobias Butler and Dr. Victoria Ward. Both are serial killers, and both have nothing to lose.
Provocation
Series: Pen Pals and Serial Killers. Price: $3.27 USD. Words: 54,450. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Doctor Victoria Ward has been killing men for over thirty years. Her victims all have one thing in common: they’re abusive.
Utterances
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,810. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » General
A dusty, second-hand book that makes one girl's wish come true—even as it destroys her life.
Faye Magic: The Othala Witch Collection - Sector 16
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,170. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » New adult
Welcome to Sector Sixteen of Othala. Prepare yourself. It’s a competition like no other. Think: The Hunger Games meets The Selection. The last one standing wins the man.
M
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,050. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal
In 2026, it finally arrives, the drug promising to make life easier for the masses. One dose of M and anyone can gain an ability. There are no promises made as to what the power could manifest as, but people are crawling over one another to take a chance. Mother Nature is a beast not meant to be messed with.
Emancipation
Series: Pen Pals and Serial Killers. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,670. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Tobias Butler has been sitting on death row since being sentenced for a gruesome murder in 2007. Bored out of his mind, he decided to apply to the online pen pal program in 2012. It's a pleasant distraction—nothing more, nothing less—for three years, until he's contacted by a beautiful, smart young lawyer named Jess. It's the one time you'll pray he doesn't get the girl.
War and Pieces - Frayed Fairy Tales (The Complete First Season)
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 30,760. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fairy tales, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, there were zombies… That’s how it all started. Authors have created a major problem with stories like Cinder, The Dark Queen, and Asleep, and it’s wreaking havoc here in Ever After. Our queens are fighting for their lives.
War and Pieces - Frayed Fairy Tales (Season 1, Episode 3)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,750. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fairy tales, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(5.00 from 1 review)
This is a serial series. A new episode will be released every two days. Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, there were zombies… That’s how it all started. Authors have created a major problem with stories like Cinder, The Dark Queen, and Asleep, and it’s wreaking havoc here in Ever After. Our queens are fighting for their lives.
War and Pieces - Frayed Fairy Tales (Season 1, Episode 2)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,460. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fairy tales, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
This is a serial series. A new episode will be released every two days. Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, there were zombies… That’s how it all started. Authors have created a major problem with stories like Cinder, The Dark Queen, and Asleep, and it’s wreaking havoc here in Ever After. Our queens are fighting for their lives.
War and Pieces - Frayed Fairy Tales (Season 1, Episode 1)
Price: Free! Words: 11,100. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fairy tales, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, there were zombies… That’s how it all started. Authors have created a major problem with stories like Cinder, The Dark Queen, and Asleep, and it’s wreaking havoc here in Ever After. Our queens are fighting for their lives.
The Frivolity Fairies - A Christmas Short Story
Price: Free! Words: 13,170. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fairy Tales, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
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: 55,260. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
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?
The Bird
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 53,520. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fairy Tales, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
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. Categories: 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. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Children’s books » Imagination & Play
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: 9,890. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing & books
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.
Yassa
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 92,290. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient, Fiction » Historical » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
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: 11,320. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Readers / Intermediate, Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
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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