Information about JoAnn
- When the economic downturn affected business and JoAnn was laid off as a database administrator, she resurrected a life-long desire to write, and landed her first publishing deal with Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
- JoAnn grew up with paternal grandparents born in the 1890’s, making creating historical novels a logical choice.
- JoAnn has a Masters in Teaching English from Fairleigh Dickinson University and her M.B.A. studies from Pepperdine University. Her B.A. from University of California, Berkeley was a double major of English and Social Sciences.
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- First Sale (PDF) (RTF)
- First Sale Booksigning (PDF) (RTF)
- Second Sale (PDF) (RTF)
- Hometown Talk and Booksigning (PDF)
- Sale of Westerns (RTF)
- Oak Tree Press contract (RTF)
- Expect Trouble release (RTF)
- Expect Deception contract (DOC)
- Expect Deception release (RTF)
- Expect Deception 2016 East Texas Writers Guild Award (DOC)
- Expect Trouble 2016 Shelf Unbound Award (DOC)
- Expect Deception 2016 Best Book Award/Mystery-Suspense (DOC)
- Expect Trouble audio book release (PDF)
- Expect Betrayal release (PDF)
- Lehighton Times News, First Sale article (PDF)
- San Leandro Times, Book Publishing Goes Online (PDF) 7-17-08
- East Bay Express, Top Pick: Out of the Dark (PDF) 4-1-09
- Alameda Journal, Contra Costa Times and Alameda Times Star, Finding Romance in Tough Times (PDF) 7-31-09
- Castro Valley Forum and San Leandro Times, Local Novelist Finds Success in Her Seventies (PDF) 9-17-09
- Willits News, Computers changing literature, author says (PDF) 9-2-09
- East Bay Express profile, Sweat Equity (PDF) 6-9-10
- San Leandro Patch article and blog post, Second Act: Woman Becomes Author In Retirement (PDF) 9-25-12
- San Leandro Times, Expect Deception Release (PDF) 6-9-16
- San Leandro Times, Shelf Unbound runner-up award (PDF) 11-17-16
- San Leandro Times, Expect Betrayal Release (PDF) 4-9-20
- Blog Talk Radio, What’s Hot In Romance
- Alameda Community Radio
- 8/15/16 – 8:05 a.m. PT – Interview by Brenda Murphy on WBEV radio, Madison, WI
- 7/29/16 – 5:30 a.m. PT – Interview by Tom Amis on WCXZ radio, Knoxville, TN
Reviews can be found on book pages; you may need to scroll down a bit.
- Matilda’s Song
- Out of the Dark
- Polite Enemies
- The Farmer and the Wood Nymph
- Expect Trouble
- Expect Deception