By JoAnn Smith Ainsworth On May 13 2008, 10:47 am
When JoAnn 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 suspense novels.
Believing it’s never too late to create your dream, she resurrected a life-long desire to write as she started retirement. She made her first sale to Samhain, published and is now proud to call herself a Samhain author.
When she’s not writing, JoAnn is a volunteer for various community nonprofits—maintaining their websites, writing press releases, and holding volunteer offices. She likes to walk, swim, and read. She lives in California with her son.
To learn more, please visit JoAnn’s website.