When JoAnn Smith Ainsworth carried wood as a pre-teen so her Great Aunt Martha could stoke up the iron stove to prepare dinner, she wasn't thinking, "I could use this in a novel someday." Yet, the skills she learned from her horse-and-buggy ancestors translate into backdrops for her historical romance and paranormal thriller novels.
Believing it's never too late to create your dream, she resurrected a desire to write as a senior citizen. Her debut medieval romantic suspense novels, MATILDA'S SONG (ISBN: 978-1-60504-195-7) and OUT OF THE DARK (ISBN: 978-1-60504-277-0), received 4 stars from RT Book Reviews.
JoAnn's two historical western romances released from Whiskey Creek Press: POLITE ENEMIES (Book 1)(ebook ISBN: 978-1-61160-636-2; paper: 978-1-61160-590-7) and THE FARMER AND THE WOOD NYMPH (Book 2)(ebook ISBN: 978-1-61160-660-7; paper: 978-1-61160-898-4).
EXPECT TROUBLE. a paranormal thriller (print ISBN: 978-1-61009-074-2, ebook ISBN 978-1-61009-517-4) released from Oak Tree Press. JoAnn was a child in WWII and her memories of those times add realistic poignancy to the novel.
EXECT DECEPTION will release June 2016 from She Writes Press.
Among her achievements are Chief Clerk of a U.S. Senate Judiciary Subcommittee, database administrator for an international law firm and a 3 1/2-mo. trip alone around the world.
She is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley with a double major in English and Social Science. She has her Masters in Teaching English and ESL from Fairleigh Dickinson University and her M.B.A. studies from Pepperdine University.
She's most proud of becoming an author as a senior citizen. She was 75 when EXPECT TROUBLE released.
To learn more, visit http://www.joannsmithainsworth.com. Visit Twitter @JoAnnAinsworth and @JoAnnParanormal or Facebook to learn about her author life. Check out her paranormal writings and WWII memories on Facebook's "JoAnn Smith Ainsworth Fan Page".