Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The Legend of Ghost Dog Island

"Thunder sounded. Lightning flashed. The old bottle I’d placed on my dresser shot a blue beam against my wall. A shadow that looked like a hand with long fingers reached across the window glass just before I yanked the covers over my head."

Line from my novel, The Legend of Ghost Dog Island.
I have signed a contract with Musa Publishing/Euterpe. My book is due to be released in November this year. Yay Musa!!!!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Lost in the Bayou giveaway

Hey peeps!  Head on over to Cornell Deville's blog. To celebrate Memorial Day, along with Musa Publishing, he's giving away a chance to win a free copy of LOST IN THE BAYOU. I've already got my copy, and it's a story about a deranged uncle that is out to get his young neice and nephew's inheritance. You don't want to meet this guy in a dark alley. Tell Cornell I sent you.

Monday, May 21, 2012

S.R. Johannes' "Suffocate" is out today

It is May 21st and guess what that means?

S.R. Johannes’ Suffocate is out today!

Suffocate is the first novelette in THE BREATHLESS series. It is a 15,000 word young adult thriller that combines the dystopic and science fiction genres.

Here’s a little about the novelette…

“For centuries, the world outside the Biome has been unlivable. Today, marks the first time anyone will attempt to leave the suffocating ecosphere. Eria is not worried because her scientist father has successfully tested the new Bio-Suit many times. It's a celebratory day until something goes horribly wrong. In the midst of tragedy, Eria uncovers a deep conspiracy that affects the very air she breathes. 

If those responsible find out what she knows, they won't stop hunting her until she takes her last breath.”

The 2nd novella in the series, CHOKE, is scheduled for Fall 2012. The 3rd, EXHALE, is scheduled for Winter 2013.

You can purchase Suffocate for only 99 cents at

Also you can add it on Goodreads! -

And in case you were wondering here is a bit about the author –

S.R. Johannes is author of the Amazon Bestseller Untraceable and a current nominee of the Georgia Author of the Year in the Young Adult category. After earning an MBA and working in corporate america, S.R. Johannes traded in her expensive suits, high heels, and corporate lingo for a family, flip-flops, and her love of writing. She lives in Atlanta Georgia with her goldendoodle Charley (notice he is listed first :), her British-accented husband, and the huge imaginations of their little prince and princess, which she hopes- someday- will change the world.  You can find her hanging out online and visit her at

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Goodbye Maurice Sendak

Today we have lost the famous children's author, Maurice Sendak, at age 83.

Sendak is most noted for his children's book "Where the Wild Things Are," written in 1963, and for which he won the coveted Caldecott Medal, and sold about 17 million copies.

Other books by Sandak include "In the Night Kitchen," "Outside Over There," "The Sign on Rosie's Door," "The Nut Shell Library." For a complete bibliography see:

Mothers are Special

God made mothers in a special way.
He gave them the extra patience a mother needs when babies cry and have tantrums, and decide that throwing their food is more fun than eating it.
He gave them extra strength to endure the pain of childbirth, yet love the tiny creature that caused it.
 He gave them extra stamina to stay up all night rocking a sickly child when all others are sound asleep.
But most of all he gave them the extra capacity for unconditional love. They are able to love their children that have gone astray when all others have given up on them.  
He has blessed mothers that they are able to nurture a child that doesn’t belong to them.
And we mustn’t forget that grandmothers are double special!

Happy mother’s day to all women!