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JoAnn Smith Ainsworth

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.

Ms. Ainsworth is represented by Agent Dawn Dowdle of Blue Ridge Literary Agency.

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 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".

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A Note From JoAnn Smith Ainsworth

Dear friend,

Thank you for taking the time to read EXPECT TROUBLE and experience the Operation Delphi story. I hope you will join me in the future as the Delphi team defends the U.S. against Nazi occult spies during WWII.

To get in touch, email me at or sign up for my Facebook Fan Page which focuses on Operation Delphi. I tweet at @JoAnnParanormal on historical tidbits from WWII and about writing a paranormal story. I also tweet at @JoAnnAinsworth on my writer’s life. For the latest news, please visit

Please consider leaving a brief review of this book online.

Thank you again,

JoAnn Smith Ainsworth

Videos by JoAnn Smith Ainsworth

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Waking alone on a mountainside, LILAH recalls nothing about her life, except a strong belief that some man somewhere loves her. A well hidden wedding band holds the hope that man will come to rescue her. But when her salvation comes in the form of a ...
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Ida Louise Osterbach survived Indian and range wars and the murder of her husband. She’s kept the farm going through sheer grit and the help of her cousin, a friend and two farm hands. She’s managed a profit, paid the mortgage and re-p...
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As a blind woman seen as a flawed commodity, Lady Lynnet is used to the idea that she’s unlovable. But her parents’ plan to force her into a loveless marriage is too much. Wandering, upset and lost in the cellars of the King’s castl...
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Out of the Dark
Tagline:   Duty requires sacrifice…but the heart will not be denied.   Blurb: At the time, pretending marriage to her middle-aged widower cousin seemed like the best way to escape a politically motivated betrothal to a...
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Matilda's Song

A Peek Into the Life of JoAnn Smith Ainsworth

B&N book signing

B&N book signing
CA Writers Club book signing in mall

CA Writers Club book signing in mall
Indy bookstore signing

Indy bookstore signing
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Library panel

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