Jo Grix


Born in Huntsville, Texas, Jo found her stimulation through writing and reading from a young age. In a town where the big excitements were movies and bowling, she filled notebooks, and later Word documents with stories of places she wanted to visit, or that she dreamed up.

As to Jo herself, she's not the most exciting individual, she saves that for her heroes and heroines.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Huntsville, Texas, but I spent a lot of time with my relatives in various parts of the state. I'd say that Huntsville specifically influenced my writing because it's was dead boring. By the time I was in the eighth grade, I'd realized my teachers couldn't tell the difference between writing a story or taking notes and thus I entertained myself.
When did you first start writing?
Seventh grade for fanfiction, eighth grade for original. I don't actually remember all the details, but I remember that Trebon's Journey morphed out of an original escapist story based on Trebon's future wife with a hefty influence from the Heralds of Valdemar.
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Where to find Jo Grix online



Series: Grey Smoke, Book 1. Price: $1.25 USD. Words: 5,790. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Eryk Grey had a good life, a successful brewery, a beautiful girlfriend and everything he ever wanted. One full moon will change everything, bring up reminders of a past he can’t forget, and promising a future he is determined to prevent.
Warrior's Pride
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 51,670. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
The youngest son of the King of Quanat comes home to find the things he remembered are different, the things he expected are worse, and all he really wants is to spend time with his twin. This is the combination of A Prince's Pride and Warrior's Rage
Call of Home
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 22,430. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Jessie and Danny Anders haven't seen each other in years, but due to fate, chance, or sheer dumb luck, they've been reunited on the dawn of a new challenge, to save their home, Earth, from an alien invasion. Of course, an Anders reunion wouldn't be complete without Vyperan hybrids, random aliens, and way too many secrets.
It Is Defended
Series: Warders of Fyla, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 2,550. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
A glimpse of the further adventures of the Wardens of Fyla as they begin their lives as the protectors of Fyla and uncover the first clues that some things are not what they seem.
Ancient Power
Series: Warders of Fyla, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 1,560. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Four students with special powers fight to protect a planet in need.
Tales From The Scrapbox
Price: Free! Words: 18,860. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A short story collection that travels from the depths of space to the realms of fantasy. Young and New Adults struggle against inner demons, outer hardships, and seek to defeat the darkness which surrounds them.
The Storyteller's Call
Price: Free! Words: 7,060. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
When Ash, tribal storyteller and hunter, heads out into the drought stricken woods to find game for his family, he gets a little more than he bargained for when he stops to offer a little help to an injured fox. That's how he met Vanora, the child-like Wind Goddess who wanted him to take a special role among her people.
Soul Sibs
Price: Free! Words: 2,640. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Jessica Fields was the product of a troubled childhood. Wary of others, she’s not sure what to think of her new foster brother, Daniel. Especially since he claims to be an alien. When Jessica needs help the most, however, she learns that sometimes the people you can trust can really mess with your reality.
A Friend For Adam
Price: Free! Words: 4,280. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
New kid Adam wishes for a friend, and embarks on a mission that will change everything.
A Killer Best Friend
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 42,730. Language: American English. Published: January 13, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Former Marine Dom Highband expected to come home, recover from his career ending injuries and get on with civilian life. Then he found the body in the boathouse.

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Smashwords book reviews by Jo Grix

  • Heaven is High and the Emperor Far Away, a Play on Nov. 14, 2013

    This play is an amazing look into China, a country that most schools gloss over in their textbooks, and a time period where most teachers talk about other things. It's a two act play that manages to convey in dialogue the events of two different days in the life of a shopkeeper, his family, and the people who come to his tea shop. It also allows you an idea of what was actually going on in China in the early twentieth century. Heaven is High and the Emperor Far Away is a play that should be shared more, either performed or read aloud. I recommend it for people who like plays, or like China, or just really want to read something good.