All posts by JoAnn Smith Ainsworth

Join me at Castro Valley Library’s Book Fair May 6…

About thirty Bay Area authors of fiction and nonfiction will participate in this book fair. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon getting to know your local authors and asking your questions about writing and publishing.

Support me by attending the panel discussion on mystery writing at 1:30 p.m.  It’ll be fun!

Panel Discussion Flyer

Castro Valley Library Book Fair

 5/6/17 1:00-4:00 p.m. – Murder on the Mind:  Writing Riveting Mysteries Panel and book fair/signing at Castro Valley Library with Peggy Lucke, Kate Jessica Raphael, Gene Poschman, and Will Matlack.
(3600 Norbridge Avenue , 510-667-7900, panel from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.)


Expect Trouble Wins Another Award

Yippee! Expect Trouble achieved runner-up status in the 2016 Shelf Unbound Best Indie Book Competition. This is its second award. The first was regional (East Texas Writers Guild) and this is national.

In it, the U.S. govt. recruits psychics to find Nazi spies during WWII. (ISBN13: 9781483561967 / eBook: 9781483561974)

I hope you will consider my books when seeking stocking stuffers for the holidays.

Shelf Unbound Runner-Up Award        Expect Trouble Cover Screenshot

Kathy Nester (Penny for My Thoughts) Review

Ainsworth has crafted a fascinating series that drew me right in and kept me enthralled. Having grown up in Philadelphia, the landmarks are familiar and I found myself researching some of the tactics used by the enemy to see if the Third Reich recruited psychics and dark magic. I reached out  to the author for more information and received this background from her publicist: Nazis and the Occult. By using search terms “Nazi and occultism” I am able to find other articles that seem to reference similar information, Nazi Occultism. This series is inventive, creative and a unique glimpse into the home front during World War II. I can’t wait to see what comes next!