"I wrote the book thinking of my students, friends, and family in the US. I wanted them to learn more about the island of Malta, its rich history, culture, and the exciting shipwreck."

BOOKS BY JOANNA

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SHIPWRECK CALLING

It’s 60AD, the joyous rainy season has begun on the island of Malta. Suddenly Izavel’s father is lost in a storm and her desire to have a strong faith in the gods is challenged. Her mother longs to see her married to the governor’s son, Porcius. Not so far away, in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, Pax is on a ship destined for Rome. Pax finds himself shipwrecked, but alive with 275 other men on a strange island with vipers, honey, and beautiful Izavel. When another man from on board the ship shakes off a snake and heals the governor’s father of a fever everyone on the island begins to question the gods.
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nightmareinnice

NIGHTMARE IN NICE: A NOVELLA

When French trains go on strike Anna is stuck in Nice, France just in time for the Bastille Day fireworks where her life is threatened. The beautiful evening by the sea is turned upside down when a truck driver barrels through the promenade killing and injuring many. Anna met Ahmet on the plane from New York to France, but when he disappears he becomes an immediate suspect for an accomplice to this act of terrorism. Anna and her new friend Jean-Pierre are questioned and must prove their innocence by helping the police find Ahmet.
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secretsinthewater

SECRETS IN THE WATER: A ZIMBELL HOUSE ANTHOLOGY

The water, home to mermaids, selkies, and pirates alike, serves as a vessel for secrets, though it is not always airtight. A secret may sink to the bottom as a treasure long forgotten, or it may breach the surface, wrapping its tendrils around an innocent victim. Secrets in the Water showcases 31 mystical tales of deception, illusion, and enchantment, tales of seafaring witches, a seemingly magical family heirloom, the enticing call of a siren, and other secrets obscured by the waves. Which will be your favorite?  Joanna is a contributing author in this anthology.
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splicketylove

SPLICKETY LOVE MAGAZINE AUGUST 2016: LOVE ON LOCATION

Surrounded by vibrant colors, exotic scents (not all of them good!), and interesting people, fall in love with each other!  Sometimes all you need to spark romance is a great location. Whether on a tropical island or in an ancient European city, setting is king in this issue of Splickety Love.  Our staff feature by blog editor Lindsay Brackett features two interns from opposite ends of the political spectrum connecting over a love of Lincoln and art. And don’t miss Diplomatic Immunity, by our bestselling featured author, Siri Mitchell, where you’ll find amour in the Louvre.  We hope you’re swept away by these far-flung romances and that they make you dream of love in exotic locations.  Joanna is a contributing author to this issue.
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notanyoneswife

NOT ANYONE'S WIFE: A ZIMBELL HOUSE ANTHOLOGY

Dare to live life by your own rules.
When wives get together, single women cringe.
Who says a woman can’t exact revenge?
Be a spy? Or own her own business?
In the early twentieth century, times were changing and society needed to catch-up.  Joanna is a contributing author in this anthology.
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WHITSTEAD CHRISTMASTIDE: A SPECULATIVE ANTHOLOGY

Whitstead, December 1844
There has always been something a little otherworldly about the village of Whitstead; there are thin places, where the ordinary world touches on the realms of fairies, ghosts, and darkness. And this year, during the holy season of Christmas, various forces—dragons, demons, fae, dreams, and snow—act on the denizens of the town.  A dryad is on a mission to free something trapped in a mirror. A little girl prays for a Christmas pudding. A blind peddler sings in the town square. A gnome prepares for the mission of a lifetime. An alien spaceship crash-lands in the snow… And angels are on the move.  Charity and family love, healing and new purpose, visions and song, all awaken in the season celebrating the Greatest Gift.  Twenty-five stories of love and loss, adventure and homecoming, myth and legend, the chill of snow and the warmth of the Christmas fire.  Joanna is a contributing author in this anthology.
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