Your emails:

    I get a bunch of emails from readers and I love it. And I answer every one. Folks mostly want to know about my background, what I do with my spare time, what I had for breakfast. Some even want tips on writing their first novel. Cool.

    Many of the same questions come up again and again so I have provided the following answers to FAQ's.

    But that doesn't mean I don't want you to write and ask.

    Let's you and I connect. I don't spam or even keep addresses so there's no reason for you not to write. Email me at jo-anne-wiley@mail.com


FAQ's (Frequently Asked Questions):

1) You seem like a nice girl. Why do you write this stuff?

    Yeah. I get this question a lot. The simple answer is, because I like to. I get off writing naughty novels. But then, lying in bed, and knowing some stranger is out there reading my darkest secrets is like being emotionally naked. I feel transparent; like I've been opened. That really gets my juices flowing.

2) You must be hot. How can I get to meet you?

    Sorry. Emails are as close as you're going to get. But don't mistake me for one of my characters, okay? Except for 'Mindy' in DARK ANGELS– she is me. I'm actually a very private person; I don't go out much, no parties, no clubs. Pretty boring, really, and not that good in bed. Trust me.

3) Are you gay?

    I know where this comes from: I'm a thirty-two year old woman who lives alone. I'm not seeing anyone special and I'm not looking. But I am straight, though that's not to say I haven't dabbled in a couple of same-sex relationships. And found them satisfying. That's a reoccurring theme in my books: Straight women surprising themselves in same-sex relationships.

4) How long does it take to write a book?

    For me– six months. I could probably squeeze out three in a year if I had my own Editor and a Spell-Checker. But those are luxuries I can't afford.

5) You seem to know a lot about planes. Are you a pilot?

    Nope. I don't like performing without a net so I fly as little as possible. But I like my books to be factual and accurate so I'm careful with the research.

6) How did you handle the rape?

    Badly I'm afraid. I didn't tell anyone, though the boys weren't so discrete. Everyone at school seemed to find out what had happened to me. So for years I kept things bottled up inside. Then I met a lovely woman who shared a similar experience, only for her, being gay made it harder. Seems some guys thought they could convert her. We had open and frank discussions about the events that had changed our lives. I owe her a lot. And no, we didn't have sex.

7) How big is your boat?

    You mean, how small is my boat. At under thirty feet, it's just about right for one person. I spend as much time as possible in the Bahamas and have also sailed to Jamaica and Central America.

8) What's the largest fish you've caught?

    A five foot King Mackerel off the coast of Belize. I'm little and when he hit, he dragged me off my feet. He was too big for me to eat so I let him go.

9) Where do your ideas come from?

    Ideas are easy– turning them into books is harder. I can pick up any magazine and before you know it, I'm madly scribbling notes in the margins. I constantly have a bunch of ideas floating in my head, sometimes for months at a time, then one day, two or three of them will mesh and I pull out my computer.

10) When is your next book coming out?

    Early in 2019. CRASH DIET. A female pilot crashes her DC-9 in the Andes Mountains and the male survivors go after the women passengers. That will be followed in the fall with PORN –all you wanted to know about naughty movie making, then VICTIM No.7 –a Taz Azaria novel. Taz is my reoccurring character. You were first introduced to her in TOMCAT and then she takes center stage in JAZZED. Following her assignment in Moscow, she turns up in the Arizona desert.

Contact:

    Again, write me at jo-anne-wiley@mail.com

    I don't spam and don't save addresses, but I will write back.

    Thanks to everyone who writes,

    Jo-Anne Wiley






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