APW: DIY Interview – Joanne Augello

Name: Joanne Augello

Email Address:

What is your website URL?

What is the contact information you are willing to share?

Where and/or when were you born?
Savoy, MA,  November 26, 1959

What schools did you attend?  What was your course of study?
Hoosac Valley High School

When and how did you discover you wanted to be a writer/author?
When I was growing up I used to write poems and share them to friends or just jot them, then throw away. I discovered I wanted to write in 2004 when I left my job due to health problems.

Are you a published author? Yes

Please list your published material, with dates?
Two books of poems:

  • ‘Emotional Feelings’ – Red Lead Press, 2007
  • ‘Even Love Hurts’ – Lulu.com, 2008

Seven children’s books with my drawings:

  • ‘Hailee and her Dog Named Saddie,  Sept 2010|
  • ‘My Best Friend,’ Oct 2010
  • ‘A Child’s Dream,’ Nov 2010
  • ‘Mr. Bumblebee,’ Dec 2010
  • ‘Taxi Cab Ride,’ Jan 2011
  • ‘Helena the Lost Hippo,’ Feb 2011
  • ‘Zelda’s Hidden Treasure,’ March 2011

‘Jonick the Alien’ Series:

  • ‘Jonick the Alien, Part One,’ Nov 2011
  • ‘Jonick the Alien,  Part Two,’ Dec 2011
  • ‘Jonick the Alien, Part Three,’ Jan 2012
  • ‘Jonick the Alien, Part Four,’ Feb 2012

And, ‘Tell it Like It Is,’ August 2012

If these materials are books, are they still available, and from where?
My books are available through lulu.com, Amazon,  or Barnes & Noble
‘Emotional Feelings’  is available at RedLeadPress.com, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble

Please tell about your first publication – what was it, when, how you felt when it happened, problems you may have had, etc.
My, first publication was my book of poems titled ‘Emotional Feelings,’ with Red Lead Books. I was so happy, but there was not enough publicity for it. It was up to me to do it. It’s not easy.

Please tell about the most memorable moments in your writing career.
There are a lot. One is writing children’s books with my drawings in each book. I want all of my books to put smiles on everyone’s face. It warms my heart.

Have you won any awards?
For me, the biggest award I could receive is the warm feelings I get when I see a big smile on a child’s face.

Have you been on a ‘best seller’ list? 
No.  This is because I am not well-known! I advertise a lot on Facebook and Twitter. I also do press releases. I am working at it but it’s hard work and slow going.

What problems have you encountered in your career and how did you deal with them?
I hit brick walls with my writing,  and sometimes want to quit. But, I keep going anyway. Nick, my husband, has been by my side all the way, and gives me courage. How I love him for that, and so much more.

What genre do you most often write?  Children’s Books Fiction

What other genres have you written?  Non-Fiction

What would you tell an aspiring writer who asks you for assistance?
I’d tell them I’d love to help them, or provide names of authors who can.

What advice would you give to all up-and-coming writers?
Welcome aboard! If you need any help, please feel free to email me. Patience and Time is what it takes.

Please tell about your other activities.
Besides my writing, I spend time on Facebook, play pool, workout, and swim. I’m always looking for a place where I can read to children.

What is the name of your current project?
My current project is a book titled “Trapped in a Dream,” based on the true story of Boston Blacky.

What is the release date?
My target date is Oct 17 2012. It’s a birthday surprise for my husband, Nick, since it’s about him.

Please provide details of your upcoming blog tour, book tour, and/or book-signing.
I am doing a Book Presentation for the residents of the complex where I live.

Is this work a stand-alone or part of a series?  Stand-alone

Do you have any project(s) planned for the future?  Yes

Please provide some details of the project(s).
I’d like to do more books in ‘Jonick the Alien’ series. Then, perhaps a novel.

What would I like to see happen in my career as a writer?
I am a writer just trying to get things out to the public. Whether it would be, a smile on a child’s’ face or things to help you see what is happening in our world or had happened.


I’d like to thank Joanne for her interview about her collection of books.

You can submit your own interview by clicking on the DIY Interviews Submission Page and following the instructions.  It’s totally FREE and you don’t need to answer all the questions – only the ones you want to have us use in your interview.

Happy Writing,


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PS: Please take a few minutes to read the  Wedding Chapter – Final  from my adult historical romance ‘Janelle’s Time.’  You’ll meet Richard and Janelle Grayson, the newlyweds, AND, meet Duke Logan Conor, from Muileach Castle, Scotland (he crashes the wedding) from ‘Logan’s Time,’ Book 4.   He’s also in ‘Moria’s Time,’ Book 2.

The TIME Series – by Dayna Leigh Cheser
Janelle’s Time – Available Now at Amazon and B&N
Moria’s Time – WIP – NaNoWriMo, 2011 Winner
Adelle’s Time – Planned for 2013
Logan’s Time – WIP, planned for 2013
Clarissa’s Time – Planned for 2014

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