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Joan Hall Hovey

Hi, readers, 

My suspense novels include AND THEN HE WAS GONE, THE DEEPEST DARK, THE ABDUCTION OF MARY ROSE, NIGHT CORRIDOR, CHILL WATERS,(Bloody Dagger Award) LISTEN TO THE SHADOWS and NOWHERE TO HIDE. (Eppie Winner)  Have published short stories as well.  My story Dark Reunion was published in the Telegraph Journal and anthologized in Investigating Women, published by Simon & Pierre.

I enjoy voice over work and playing the piano, though, alas, I'm not very good. I also tutor aspiring writers for a well-known writer's school.
I live in New Brunswick, Canada in a modest home on the banks of the beautiful Kennebecasis River with my wonderful hubby, and sweet dog Scamp.

Working on a new suspense novel. Always.  I am compelled to explore the darker side of humanity.

Feel free to read the excerpts/reviews of all my novels on my website. www.joanhallhovey.com

CLICK ON MY AUDIO MESSAGE FOR A BRIEF EXCERPT FROM "CHILL WATERS", COMPLETE WITH MUSIC AND SOUND EFFECTS.

SEE TRAILER FOR "NIGHT CORRIDOR".


 

A Note From Joan Hall Hovey

Dear Reader,


Writing gives me a sense of achievement and satisfaction that nothing else does. (Except having my babies.) And that's not a bad analogy, if not an original one. Holding your published book in your hands, (especially that first one), running your fingers over its smooth cover, tracing your name there - is heady stuff! For me, a dream come true, even though it's been awhile since I wrote my first book. But I know that I am truly blessed to be permitted to work every day at what I most love and need to do. I think you appreciate it even more when you've had to go to those awful 9 to 5 jobs you hated, because the bills have to be paid. And I've had my share of them over the years -- hulling strawberries, waiting tables, grading eggs... (top that one). A couple of those jobs have left scars. I've been stalked by a psychotic customer when I was selling 'CAA'. (Canada's version of 'AAA'.) I've been chased around the desk by a so-called pillar of society while working as a secretary. But while I wouldn't want to repeat it, I wouldn't take back a single moment of any of it. All is 'grist' for the writer's mill.

The next best thing is hearing from my readers. You have been so generous in your comments, so kind to take the time in your own busy lives to write to me. Telling me that my novels kept you up all night, or that you couldn't put the book down is music to my ears, and keep me going in the dark times that come to all writers, while I find my way about in the unknown, unlit territory of that next book.

Thanks.
Joan Hall Hovey

 
Videos by Joan Hall Hovey

A Message from Joan

 
Current Releases

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And Then He Was Gone
The Deepest Dark   Following the deaths of her husband, Corey, and ten year old daughter Ellie in a traffic accident, author Abby Miller sinks ever deeper into depression. She contemplates suicide as a way to be with them, and to end her unr...
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The Deepest Dark
Therapist Melanie Snow is driving to her office when her Honda is struck by a dark-colored van and sent spinning into a ditch, where it catches fire. The driver never stops. A passerby pulls Melanie from the car just seconds before it explodes.&nb...
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Defective

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I Hitched A Ride into Hell (suspense YA)
This Joan Hall Hovey Special Edition published by Books We Love contains three of Joan's novels. NOWHERE TO HIDE Raised in an atmosphere of violence and unpredictability, Ellen and Gail Morgan have banded together, survivors of a booze-...
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Joan Hall Hovey Special Edition
  THE ABDUCTION OF MARY ROSE A suspense novel interwoven with threads of romance and paranormal. Imagine discovering everything you believe about yourself to be a lie. And that the truth could stir a killer from his lair. Foll...
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The Abduction of Mary Rose
NIGHT CORRIDOR At 17, Caroline Hill was torn from the boy she loved by her tyranical father. Then they took her child. Finally, her grasp on reality. Now, after nine years in Bayshore mental institution, once called The Lunatic Asylum, Car...
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Night Corridor
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books in print  from amazon.com barnesandnoble.com and other bookstores. Chill Waters ISBN: 978-1-4502-1271-7 CHILL WATERS WHAT IF EVIL VISITED THE ONE PLACE WHERE YOU FEEL THE MOST SAFE? Following the breakup of her mar...
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Chill Waters
NOWHERE TO HIDE SHE DARED TO CHALLENGE A MERCILESS KILLER EPPIE WINNER~BEST THRILLER Raised in an atmosphere of violence and unpredictability, Ellen and Gail Morgan have banded together, survivors of a booze-fertilized battleground,...
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Nowhere To Hide
LISTEN TO THE SHADOWS SOMEONE WAS STALKING HER. NOW HE'S FOUND HER... When artist Katie Summers emerged from a four-day coma, she remembered all too vividly the horror of that night - the terrifying dead eyes that had stared back a...
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Listen to the Shadows

A Peek Into the Life of Joan Hall Hovey

The early days

The early days
At the London Writer's Workshop -The King and I

At the London Writer's Workshop -The King and I
Book Signing

Book Signing
Me at nine

Me at nine

Visit Joan Hall Hovey's website: http://www.joanhallhovey.com

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