Thank you for visting my Author page on Amazon. I am a murder mystery and historical fiction novelist and an attorney. I make my living as an attorney and follow my dreams as a writer.
I hope you will consider reading my books and listening to them on audio.
Please visit my website at www.joannelewiswrites.com and email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is a summary of my published novels (and a little about books to come):
In the mystery, "Forbidden Room", new attorney Michael Tucker has few clients, yearns to be like his famous grandmother and cannot afford to move out of his parents' home. Sara Goldstein is an heiress accused of killing her uncle. When Sara hires Michael, he gets the chance to defend an innocent person, a beautiful lover and notoriety like his grandmother. But is it more than he asked for? Is Sara innocent or is she really a murderer?
"Forbidden Night", the prequel to "Forbidden Room", will be available late in 2015.
"Make Your Own Luck" is the unforgettable and moving mystery novel of a young attorney who refuses to believe that thirteen-year-old Bonita Pickney killed her father, Patrick Pickney. Remy Summer Woods risks her relationship with her own father as well as her life to prove Bonita's innocence. Along with learning what really happened the night Patrick was murdered, Remy discovers hard truths about her family and herself. This is the first book in the Remy Summer Woods mystery series.
"The Lantern" is a historical novel about a modern-day woman's search to find a girl from 15th century Florence, Italy who dared to enter the competition to build the lantern on top of Brunelleschi's dome. Across time and space, three lives collide as they battle abuse, disease, fear and prejudice in pursuit of their dreams. Along the way, they intersect with some of the most famous figures of the Renaissance including members of the Medici, Filippo Brunelleschi, Donatello and a young Michelangelo.
In "Michelangelo & the Morgue", a historical fantasy novella that takes place in the fifteenth century, Michelangelo defies religious and political powers in order to find who is murdering the artists of Florence, learning along the way that the person responsible might just be himself.
"Michelangelo & the Morgue" is the first book in a five book series called "Michelangelo & Me".
"Wicked Good" is a different kind of mystery that begins in Bangor, Maine. Fifteen year old Rory is not defined by his diagnoses of Asperger's syndrome and Bipolar Disorder and lives life to the fullest. Archer, his adoptive mother, is Rory's biggest fan. Rory searches for his birth parents to find out why he is the way he is. He discovers his roots in Salem, Massachusetts where the Salem Witch Trials had occurred and in Gloucester, Massachusetts where fishermen went down with the Andrea Gail during The Perfect Storm. He also learns his true roots are closest to his home in Bangor. As Rory discovers truths about himself, Archer learns about herself too.
"Da Vinci's Dream" takes place in 1465. Thirteen-year-old Leonardo da Vinci is shocked when a mysterious probe drops from heaven, rolls into his lap and becomes his companion. When young Leonardo sketches Vitruvian Man and the four-limbed drawing comes to life, Leonardo discovers the secret of the probe. "Da Vinci's Dream" is a short story and is part of The Prometheus Saga, an experimental project composed of 13 authors and 13 stories.