JJ: I’m just a regular ol’ author beating out stories on the keyboard like the rest of the writing monkeys on this planet. I’m probably known best for my horror comedy series featuring Bob the Zombie. I prefer to write short fiction and I am currently working on several short stories for various anthologies I’m excited about. I am also working on the third novel in my Samantha Reece Mystery series and the first in a new series that is attached to Bob.
2. What are the challenges/rewards you face writing horror?
JJ: Well, there have been so many amazing things about working in this genre that I’m having a difficult time narrowing it to just a few, but I did it anyway.
Here are the rewards that stick out the most; the friends I have made and how much it helps me personally. Firstly, the people in the horror genre are some of the friendliest and most compassionate people I’ve ever met and the friends I have made here are ones that I hope last my lifetime.
As for helping me personally, it serves to exorcise (or occasionally exercise) my demons. Horror allows me to come face to face with my dark side and decide where to go with it. That is also where the challenge in writing horror lies for me, how deep do I go? Do I let everyone see that darkness that is so personal?
3. What does the future look like for women writers in general?
JJ: I think the future is bright for women in all manner of career. I think that as time goes on society at large continues to equalize and grow. What we all need to keep in mind is that equality is good for everyone.
4. Your work?
JJ: Well, I have my Bob the Zombie series. (I recommend The Misadventures of Bob the Zombie if you’re just getting started.) There is also my Samantha Reece Mystery series.
"Bob is an ordinary guy. He likes classic rock, a good party, and tacos. It's too bad that he is dead. Well, technically speaking, Bob is undead. After an accident claimed his life his mother couldn't bear to bury him. A quick call to a necromancer fixed that problem and, voila…he was reborn!
Armed with a quick wit, a sharp intellect, some good friends, and his trusty stapler, Bob embarks on some crazy adventures that will make you laugh, make you cringe, and --most importantly-- make you cheer for Bob to have a happy ending."
Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Misadventures-Bob-Zombie-Jaime-Johnesee-ebook/dp/B00PDDRI6I/
Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Misadventures-Bob-Zombie-Jaime-Johnesee-ebook/dp/B00PDDRI6I/
"When a serial killer begins leaving remains of victims in hotel bathtubs all over town FBI Agent Samantha Reece makes it her business to stop him.
This detective's got an ace up her sleeve in the form of her ability to shift into the guise of a were panther. As she tracks down the cold-hearted murderer she also has to contend with an anti-shifter group determined to destroy her.
Not to mention the black jaguar who turned her decides to come sauntering back into her life."
Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Shifters-Samantha-Reece-Mystery-Book-ebook/dp/B01B3KW9AE/
Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Shifters-Samantha-Reece-Mystery-Book-ebook/dp/B01B3KW9AE/
Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/shifters-jaime-johnesee/1123510599?ean=2940152914788
"Neck-deep in the hunt for members of Americans for a Were-Free America, Sam discovers she's not the only one on the prowl.
The horrific crime scenes the FBI stumble across tell Sam that whatever is pursuing her enemy is more vicious and cold than even this most extreme of hate groups.
Forced to protect the very people responsible for training murderers, like the infamous Grisly, Sam uncovers a nefarious plot wherein AWFA has been trafficking shifters and vamps into the sex-slave trade.
Can she save the very people crying out for her blood?
It's a risk she's willing to take."
Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Risk-Samantha-Reece-Mystery-Shifters-ebook/dp/B01LWRD3NJ/
Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Risk-Samantha-Reece-Mystery-Shifters-ebook/dp/B01LWRD3NJ/
Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/risk-jaime-johnesee/1124805567?ean=2940153770925
Revelations Series Books 1-3:
"Book 1: Cast In Blood: An unknown force threatens Heaven and Hell, along with every soul on Earth. Three unlikely heroes join together to restore universal balance. Will their shared adversary initiate an Apocalypse before they're able to uncover the truth, or will they rise to a calling that has, from the beginning of time, been Cast in Blood?
Book 2: Cast In Fire: Chaos has taken over, wreaking havoc not only across the globe but also throughout Heaven and Hell. The next apocalyptic seals have been breached, and the leaders of the ethereal realms are paying the price. With tensions high and defenses at an all-time low, Polly, Lenny, and Drew continue to hunt down the evil behind it all. Millennia-old secrets rise to the surface, testing friendships and pushing loyalties to their breaking points. With the clock ticking and uncertainty in the air, will enough time remain to unravel a curse that the darkest of forces have Cast in Fire?
Book 3: Cast In Shadow: The final seals of the apocalypse are within the enemy’s grasp. Our trio—the demon, the shapeshifter, and the succubus—continue to battle the djinn hell-bent on world domination. With God and Lucifer missing, Heaven and Hell are more vulnerable than ever, while Earth has been reduced to a battleground of famine and despair. Will Lenny, Drew and Polly be able to unmask the Master and stop their evil plan? Or will the djinn succeed and our heroes find that their world has been forever Cast in Shadow?"
Revelations Box Set (Books 1-3 Available on Amazon only)
Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Revelations-Books-1-3-Box-Set-ebook/dp/B01D9C1DEW/
Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Revelations-Books-1-3-Box-Set-ebook/dp/B01D9C1DEW/
Cast in Blood (Revelations Book 1)
Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Cast-Blood-Revelations-Book-1-ebook/dp/B0117VK5JQ/
Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cast-Blood-Revelations-Book-1-ebook/dp/B0117VK5JQ/
Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/revelations-christine-sutton/1122370602?ean=9781515379577
Cast in Fire (Revelations Book 2)
Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Cast-fire-Revelations-Book-2-ebook/dp/B013F9P0HK/
Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cast-fire-Revelations-Book-2-ebook/dp/B013F9P0HK/
Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/revelations-jaime-johnesee/1122841789?ean=9781518684586
Cast in Shadow (Revelations Book 3)
Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Cast-Shadow-Revelations-Book-3-ebook/dp/B01B3JOSV8/
Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cast-Shadow-Revelations-Book-3-ebook/dp/B01B3JOSV8/
Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/revelations-lisa-lane/1123541499?ean=9781530384839