The US government recruits psychics to find spies during WWII.
Opening herself to ridicule by revealing she’s clairvoyant is the last thing U.S. WAVES Lieutenant Livvy Delacourt wants, but when Uncle Sam needs her skill to track Nazi spies, she jumps in with both feet.
When JoAnn 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 suspense novels.
Believing it’s never too late to create your dream, she resurrected a desire to write. Her debut medieval romantic suspense novels, MATILDA’S SONG and OUT OF THE DARK, received 4 stars from RT Book Reviews. Her historical western romance novels are POLITE ENEMIES and THE FARMER AND THE WOOD NYMPH. Her latest is a WWII paranormal suspense series, EXPECT TROUBLE (ETWG semifinalist 2015) and EXPECT DECEPTION (ETWG finalist 2016).
JoAnn has many achievements—Chief Clerk of a U.S. Senate Judiciary Subcommittee; traveling alone around the world; B.A., M.A.T. and M.B A. studies; and database administrator for an international law firm—but she’s most proud of becoming an author as a senior citizen.
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Livvy is conscientious, hard-working, and clairvoyant. These skills sometimes clash, but she can always count on her brain to find a way to a solution.
Philadelphia, PA, 1943
U.S. WAVES Lieutenant Olivia “Livvy” Delacourt abhorred being late. It was doubly frustrating to be late on the first day of a new assignment.
Tension pressured the nape of her neck. This morning—without warning—the Navy Department jerked her from a challenging assignment in Cryptology, transcribing enemy phone conversations, and reassigned her—of all things—as driver to a naval commander overseeing the formation of the top secret Joint U.S. and Allied Intelligence Project. Livvy hoped there’d be something “intelligent” about her assignment. She preferred working her brain, not her foot on a pedal.