Joanie’s passion for reading and love for books with “nail-biting suspense” inspires her to write contemporary suspense. Thankful for her God-given abilities, she strives to use those abilities to honor Him in all of her writing. Joanie and her husband, Ben, live in a country home near Madison, Georgia, right in the middle of a pasture full of beef cows. There they raised and homeschooled their three children. She enjoys cooking, taking long walks, painting oil portraits, and caring for their home.