St. Louis Archives - Joanna Campbell Slan

An Invitation to Meet Me in St. Louis!

On Thursday, September 25, 2014, from 6 to 9 p.m., I’ll be hosting a special celebration in St. Louis–and you’re invited! Who: Joanna and her friends What: A book signing party with book swag and refreshments When: From 6 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014 Where: The Jane Allen Recital Hall in the Steinway […]

Monday's the Last Day to Get INK, RED, DEAD Absolutely Free!

An excerpt from Ink, Red, Dead, newly revised and expanded, by Joanna Campbell Slan. (Grab it before the price goes up to $9.99! Go to )   “You need a Diet Dr Pepper?” asked Dodie as she set one at my elbow.           “You read my mind,” I said.           “Whatever it is that’s […]

Jack the Ripper in St Louis — and a Contest!

Note: “Fedora Amis” is a long-time friend of mine. I read Jack the Ripper in St. Louis a while back and loved it! You will, too. Here we learn about Fedora and her love for all things old and cool! — Joanna  By Fedora Amis Ads from the past… Call me strange, but I like […]

Bits and Pieces for Friday

Here’s a round-up of information, ideas, quotes and trends you’ll want to explore: 1. Trade Paperbacks Surge in Popularity A mass market paperback is one of those smaller paperbacks like you buy in a drugstore. A trade paperback is larger, maybe 5 x 7 inches or 6 x 8, inches and it’s almost a […]

Gooey Butter Cake

Dawn Blankenship shares her Grandmother Ormsby’s recipe for Gooey Butter Cake, a St. Louis specialty: Set oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 13×9 inch pan. Combine: 1 stick melted butter or oleo 1 egg 1 box yellow cake mix Press this mixture in the pan until it covers the bottom and sides well. […]