JoAnn Flanery

Biography

JoAnn Flanery is the author of seven books and counting. She is also an artist, avid antique collector, and craftsperson. She enjoys weaving, rug hooking, spinning yarn, and quilting. She also owned and managed her own country store.

Smashwords Interview

How do you approach cover design?
I think the cover design is extremely important. It is like the frame on a picture-it finishes the work, and I plan each out very carefully. When I am looking for a book to buy for myself if the cover does not excite me I pass it by. Naturally it has to have something to do with the contents of the book. My first book Accepting the Unacceptable Alone came from a picture of my baby daughter and me. She was a big part of the story. After my husband died at a very early age I was left alone to take care of her. Because she was handicapped we faced many challenges
After two more books, I started on The Rose Series, and of course the covers all had to have a rose and again, have something to do with the text. I enjoy designing my own covers, it's a part of me.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Accepting the Unacceptable Alone is my favorite because I wrote it after my husband died and it truly was my heart and soul writing every word.
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Series

The Rose
Novels that follow a loving family through their many adventures, romance, and challenging dramas.

Beyond the Rose

Price: $2.99 USD.

After the Rose

Price: $2.99 USD.

An Unexpected Rose

Price: $2.99 USD.

Yesterday's Rose

Price: $2.99 USD.

Save the Roses

Price: $2.99 USD.

Books

Another Petal for my Rose
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 113,920. Language: American English. Published: August 15, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General
The exciting romantic saga of Sydney Henselton and her family continues in book #8 of The Rose Series. The kids are growing up and being recognized for their talents. Sydney's book about slavery in the north took an exciting turn which led to a shocking discovery of the past and the people who lived it. Once again, Sydney finds great joy but is forced to face her biggest fears.
Beyond the Rose
Series: The Rose. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 129,330. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General
Book #1 of the Rose Series begins after the death of Sydney Armstrong's father. She felt lost as now both of her parents were gone. Her father's last words haunted her, why the mystery? She put her law practice on hold and moved to Michigan hoping to find the answers he promised in the old family home she inherited. After many shocking twist and turns, she finally found what she was seeking.u
After the Rose
Series: The Rose. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 132,210. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
In Book #2 of The Rose Series, the story of Sydney Armstrong McGregor and her family continues. A devastating fire tore through the very core of their hearts leaving a new appreciation of the love they all share. There are many twists and turns, intense dramatic traumas as the past invades the present. But through it all the bond that holds this family together just grows stronger.
Accepting the Unacceptable Alone
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,050. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
The day after his thirty- ninth birthday JoAnn Flanery's husband had a massive heart attack and died in her arms. While trying to adjust to a new life alone, she had to face the unique challenges of raising a disabled daughter by herself. She finally had to move across country to get the special services needed for her child. Not long after the move she found out she had breast cancer.
A Rose Lost in Time
Series: The Rose. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 116,430. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
Book #7 of The Rose Series continues with Sydney Henselton and her family. This time historical events led to shocking discoveries as did secrets from the past when they invaded the present. This novel is packed with great joy and unexpected challenges as this family once again shares their lives and love.
Blood on the Rose
Series: The Rose. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 73,230. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
The intriguing adventures of Sydney McGregor, now Sydney Henselton, since she married her book publisher, and her family continues in book #6 of The Rose Series. Through the years they have all faced many challenges, but this time revenge from the past invaded the present and threw this loving family into a web of mystery and violence.
Save the Roses
Series: The Rose. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 108,130. Language: American English. Published: August 8, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General
Book #5 in the Rose Series continues with Sydney McGregor and her family. After her divorce to Daniel, she opened her heart to new beginnings and a new love. But Daniel was still determined to get his family back, and it finally led to a shocking confrontation. Unfortunately, two past revenges dominated this story, and this loving family was thrown into a web of suspense, sabotage, and terror.
Simple Fun Ways of Living Naturally
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 91,020. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
This is not your ordinary natural book. It jam-packed with unique ideas on how to use everyday things in a new way and save our families and our environment. There are cleaning products, lotions and potions, how to make your own make up, health remedies, deodorizing and potpourri, craft projects for adults and kids, herbs and plants, different uses for vegetables, and so much more.
Yesterday's Rose
Series: The Rose. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 122,980. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General
The Rose Series continues in this book #4 of the family-oriented romantic saga full of intrigue and adventure. It begins with Sydney McGregor and her family sharing their love and fun times. Until one day the unthinkable happened, and she was forced to face the biggest challenge of her life which almost destroyed her.
An Unexpected Rose
Series: The Rose. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 123,800. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General
The story of Sydney Armstrong McGregor and her family continues in book three. Old friends became new again, and new friends were welcomed, as Daniel and Sydney explored exciting unplanned career adventures. This large loving family was once again challenged many times, but a tragic accident changed all their lives in a very unexpected way.
Chrissy's Secret
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 880. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Christian » General
My handicapped child faces many daily challenges that leave her confused and frustrated. It gives me such peace to think that even though she can't talk maybe she can to God, and He will explain the unexplainable. That is her own special secret.

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