Meet the Members: Joanne Easley

“I have attended several Texas Writes sessions and each time have come away feeling inspired and ready to write. “

— Joanne Easley  

A member of the Writers’ League since January, Joanne currently lives in Medina. 

Scribe: In what genre(s) do you write?

Joanne Easley: Accessible Literary Fiction. 

Scribe: What author would you most like to have a drink with, and what’s the first question you would ask them? 

JE: Stephen King. I’d ask him about his nightmares. 

Scribe: If you were stranded on a deserted island, what book would you want to have with you to keep you sane?

JEThe Hotel New Hampshire by John Irving.

Scribe: What have you learned from your association with the Writers’ League?

JE: I have attended several Texas Writes sessions and each time have come away feeling inspired and ready to write.

Scribe: Where do you see your writing taking you (or you taking it) in the future?

JE: I’ve written fiction off and on for years. Now it’s my full-time job. In addition to my upcoming novel, I have two others in first draft and am jump-starting a third with NANOWRIMO. 

Scribe: Here at the Writers’ League, we love sharing book recommendations. What’s one Texas-related book that has come out within the past year that you couldn’t put down?

JE: Yonderings by Ben H. English, a personal account of the life and people of the Big Bend.

Scribe: Is there anything else about you that you would like to share with the world? An opportunity for blatant self-promotion!

JE: My debut novel, Sweet Jane, is set for release on March 19, 2020 from Black Rose Writing.  My book was a 2019 Faulkner/Wisdom Writing Competition Finalist. A brief synopsis: By age six, Jane, a lonely and precocious child, knows vodka makes Mama mean. After years of dodging her drunken mama, Jane runs away at sixteen—during the Summer of Love. Despite seventeen years of keeping secrets while searching for love in dysfunctional relationships, Jane looks good on paper: married, graduate school, coin-carrying member of AA. But her carefully constructed life is crumbling. Returning for Mama’s funeral catapults her back to the events that made her the woman she is.

Sweet Jane is now available for pre-order here. Use the promo code PREORDER2019 to receive a 15% discount.

Thank you, Joanne!

If you’re a Writers’ League member and you’d be interested in being interviewed for our Meet the Members feature, email us at member@writersleague.org for more information. It’s a great way for other members to get to know you and for you to share a bit about what you’re working on!

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