Individual Author Record
Name: JoAnn BlackmanPen Name: JoAnn Fastoff Genre: Fiction Mystery Audience: Adult; Young Adult; Born: 1949 in Chicago, Illinois
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Illinois ConnectionBlackman was born in and lives in Chicago, Illinois.
Biographical and Professional InformationJoAnn Blackman graduated from Chicago's Harlan High School, attended Wilson Junior College, Columbia College, and acquired a BA in Marketing from an on-line university in Idaho. She has published over 100 articles in New York, Philadelphia and Chicago publications. She wrote, produced and directed three one-act plays on off-off Broadway in New York. She also wrote, directed and produced, a 3-city PBS aired television program called ''Live From The Warehouse'', and ''Herb Kent's Dusty Records'', a syndicated radio program airing in 22 cities. A former Publicist for the Grammy-Award winning group Kool and the Gang, Blackman was also an event coordinator for Graham Kerr, The Galloping Gourmet.
- The Gordian Knot, Vantage Press, 2005The Lie, AuthorHouse, 2012The Pact, Xlibris Corporation , 2007The Smoke Ring, AuthorHouse, 2013
Titles At Your Library
The Gordian Knot
ISBN: 0533148766 Vantage Press. 2005 Book by Fastoff, JoAnn
The Pact: (A Howard Watson Intrigue)
ISBN: 142579971X Xlibris. 2007 Three women carry out a vendetta against a drug dealer and secretly execute" him in the Forest Preserves of Chicago. Unfortunately they do not end the man's life someone else doesżtheir new enemy." Across the country in Washington, D.C., FBI
ISBN: 1468556940 AuthorHouse. 2012 Book by Fastoff, Joann
The Smoke Ring: (A Howard Watson Intrigue)
ISBN: 1491827890 AuthorHouse. 2013 The death of a Major General in the Marines was ruled accidental by the D.C. police. FBI Agent Howard Watson believes otherwise. Why did the Major want to meet with him before his untimely death? What was so important that he had to see Howard without delay? What did the Major know that might have lead to his death? With his colleagues Tim Yamamoto and Ahmad Waverly by his side, Howard Watson will find out soon enough.
Availability for Public SpeakingSpeaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)
Enough Already! (No More Negative Portrayals of People of Color in Print and Film) Program
People of color arenâ€™t used to reading about or seeing on film or television a take-charge character that looks like them and isnâ€™t into drugs, doesnâ€™t own a criminal record, and loves not only his family, but his job, too â€“ a non-white character that isnâ€™t angry. As the award-winning author of the Howard Watson Mystery Series, Fastoff focuses on promoting awareness and examining solutions to enact change through numerous avenues of exposure. (Teens and Adults; 60 min; $150 with permission to sell books)