The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


August 17, 2012

Local author talks about upcoming booksigning

JOPLIN, Mo. — Maybe if she had written more in high school, she would have beaten Stephenie Meyer to the punch. But high school was important to Jordan Cashion, the author of “Invictus.”

Writing under the name JorDanielle Cashion, the Joplin woman will hold a book-signing from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Joplin Public Library.

There are plenty of vampires in “Invictus.” Cashion said she was captivated by vampires after watching the TV show “Angel.”

“That show sparked my fascination with vampires,” Cashion said. “Ever since then, I’ve been obsessed with them, and fascinated by all the myths.”

Cashion said that every author puts their own twist on vampires and their characteristics. Cashion’s vampires have super speed and strength, but are weakened by the sun. Instead of sleeping in coffins, they just skip naptime and stay awake all day and night.

The story revolves around Avaline, whose parents were killed by vampires when she was young. Bent on revenge, her mission becomes eradication of every bloodsucker she can find.

Cashion thought of the idea for her book seven years ago, at 15 years old. She started some work on it, but the demands of high school put the book on the back burner, she said. She buckled down and completed the book last year, she said.

Self-published through Author House Publishing, the book is available at and the websites for Barnes and Noble and Amazon. Copies are also available at the Webb City Walmart.

Cashion is at work on a sequel and on an autobiography.

Details: 417-623-7953

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