Wednesday, June 27, 2012

My New Bio

My name is Joann H. Buchanan and I wear many hats. One of the hats I wear is that of mom. That hat has a lot of stitches, patch jobs, glitter, bedazzler jewels and stains. It is the most important one in my life and the one I never take off. Between my fiancĂ© John and I, we have 7 children. “WOW”, I’m sure some of you are saying, while others are going, “Bread much?” The truth is that without them, I wouldn’t know what to do. They are the most inspiring beautiful people in my life.
The other hat I wear in my life is that of a writer. I’ve always been a writer. When I was a kid, my parents grounded me to my room with nothing to do but homework, read and write. One summer, I was grounded for leaving my kid sister at church. I look back now and laugh about it, but it was then that I discovered the love of writing. I ran out of things to read in my room, so I picked up a pencil and started writing. The first story I wrote was about a gypsy bird. A whole new world opened up for me. One I couldn’t get enough of. I started taking the bus all over San Diego just so I could sit and write stories about the people who got on. They had stories of love, laughter, heartache, horror and yes some of them were evil. My parents never understood this but I didn’t care.  
5 years ago this Easter Sunday, we lost our house in a fire. We lost everything . . . almost. Sitting on my desk, was a stack of disks and a paper copy of a book I was working on. The computer, covered in ash and soot, melted down to nothing. Miraculously, nothing touched the stack of disks and the paper copy of the book. When I say nothing, I mean nothing. The paper was still white and the disks didn’t have a bit of damage. It was like an angel had protected them. It was also a sign to me that I needed to do something with my writing. A few months later, John purchased my first laptop and I put a blog together. I didn’t know what I was doing. Talk about being green. It took a couple years to learn what things were like query letters, polishing, and all the other stuff that comes with writing, but it was so worth it.
When people ask me, how do you balance out your life? I tell them the truth. Not everything gets finished. There are days I forget to take the laundry out of the dryer. There are times when dinner is late and yes there are moments when I say to my family, let’s just have fun tonight. I’m the person who dances in the rain and laughs when the milk is spilled. I try to remember that my children are this age once. Without any one of them, I wouldn’t be doing anything I’m doing now.
When people ask me why I wanted to get published, I tell them the truth on that as well. I wanted my children to know that dreams come true if you work hard enough and believe in yourself. I wanted my children to see me as an example. They have seen my mistakes; shouldn’t they see my triumphs as well? To me that’s the most important thing. They need to know that they are going to make mistakes but that doesn’t cause their lives to end. Each one of them can still dream an accomplish anything they want. When people ask me why I write, I write for them. I write because it’s as much a part of me as they are.  

Copyright by Joann H. Buchanan

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

MADSHEEP READING: I Am Wolf - Joann H. Buchanan

An amazing review for I AM WOLF!! YEAH! :D 

MADSHEEP READING: I Am Wolf - Joann H. Buchanan: I Am Wolf - Joann H. Buchanan About the book: Angel, hero, monster, devil--we all become what we really are. I Am Wolf --The jou...

Friday, June 15, 2012


There is less than a month left in the review contest. Remember each person who participates wins a prize. It includes a swag bag full of goodies and a signed print copy of THE KISS. So make sure you post your reviews for I AM WOLF  HERE :D

Huge hugs!! 

Copyright by Joann H. Buchanan


The WINNER of the "Invite Your Friends to HOWL" Contest is

 Katherine Christina Rochholz 

I want to thank everyone for all the support you have given me. Please contact me so I can get your address :) 

Huge hugs!! <3 XXOOXX <3 

Copyright by Joann H. Buchanan

Thursday, June 14, 2012


YEAH!! I'm jumping up and down for joy over the fact that our Youngling Pack has reached 1000 likes. It's amazing how little time it took since I Am Wolf was release in January. I'm blown away by the support and all the love!

Now for the one thing you guys have been waiting for. We are going to have a "CREATE YOUR T-SHIRT" contest. I thought it would be cool to showcase a talent I don't have. The contest is going to go on from today until June 30th. The winner will be sent a t-shirt with their design on it. So show off your art and have a blast doing it!

Here are the rules.

It must pertain to I AM WOLF.

You can take any aspect of the novel, including fairies, fantasy, wolves, Native American--as you see you can have a blast with this!

The pictures must be posted on the I AM WOLF FACEBOOK page.

The voting will start on July 1st and end July 15th. I'll make sure all the pictures are posted to this blog and set up a poll for it.

Here are the PRIZES

The grand prize

The t-shirt with their design and an autographed copy of I AM WOLF and THE KISS, a $5 Amazon gift card and a small swag bag full of goodies.

1st place

An autographed copy of I AM WOLF and THE KISS. A $5 Amazon gift card and a swag bag of goodies.

2nd place.

An autographed copy of I AM WOLF and THE KISS and a $5 Amazon gift card.

Everyone else will receive an e-copy of THE KISS. There will be no losers in this have a BLAST!!

I want to make sure that everyone receives something for all the work they put into their design. So have a blast and get creative. :D

Huge hugs and thank you all for the support!! <3 <3 <3
Copyright by Joann H. Buchanan

Making Changes

Due to FB stating we can no longer have contests and things like that on their site. I have decided to do all of them through here. If there is a contest going on, a trivia game and anything else, it will all be done here. I don't want to risk losing everything and I don't want to stop having fun with all my Youngling Pack.

You guys are so much fun to know and mean so much to me. I can't say how amazing your support is. So, when I post here, that means a GAME is going on! :D

Huge hugs and lots of love!!!

Copyright by Joann H. Buchanan

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Author of the Week: AOTW- Joann H. Buchanan

Author of the Week: AOTW- Joann H. Buchanan: Joann H. Buchanan About the Author: The love of the written word is like a drug. A single thought can turn into miles across the ocean ...