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Jo Ann Brown

A pseudonym used by Jo Ann Ferguson

Jo Ann Brown has been creating characters and stories for as long as she can remember. Her first stories were populated with her friends and sisters. She wrote her first novel in high school, and it happily resides in the very back of her file cabinet. Fast forward through college, serving in the Army as a quartermaster officer, getting married, and increasing her blessings with three children...and Jo Ann sold her first book (a western historical romance) in 1987. Since it was published in 1988, she has sold over 100 titles and has become a best-selling and award-winning author. Romantic Times called her "a truly talented author." She writes romance, mystery, and paranormal under a variety of pen names. She currently writes for Harlequin Love Inspired Historical and Guideposts mystery series as Jo Ann Brown, and she writes paranormal, Regency romances, and mysteries for ImaJinn. She also is co-authoring an Amish series for Berkley with Cameron Dokey. They write as Marianne Ellis.

Her books have been translated into nearly a dozen languages and are sold on every continent except Antarctica. A sought-after speaker, she has been teaching creative writing for over 20 years, and she established several popular fiction courses at Brown University.

She has always lived on the east coast, but now resides in Nevada with her husband and two chubby cats.

Genres: Inspirational, Historical Romance
   Love Inspired Historical August 2015 Box Set (2015) (with Shannon Farrington, Noelle Marchand and Regina Scott)
   Love Inspired Historical December 2015 Box Set (2015) (with Linda Ford, Rhonda Gibson and Winnie Griggs)
   Love Inspired January 2016 - Box Set 2 of 2 (2016) (with Mia Ross and Teri Wilson)
   Love Inspired February 2016 - Box Set 2 of 2 (2016) (with Mia Ross and Teri Wilson)
   Harlequin Love Inspired May 2016 - Box Set 1 of 2 (2016) (with Lisa Carter and Glynna Kaye)
   Harlequin Love Inspired September 2016 - Box Set 1 of 2 (2016) (with Jolene Navarro and Shannon Taylor Vannatter)
   Amish Christmas Blessings (2016) (with Marta Perry)
   Harlequin Love Inspired November 2016 - Box Set 2 of 2 (2016) (with Kat Brookes and Glynna Kaye)
   Harlequin Love Inspired January 2017-Box Set 2 of 2 (2017) (with Jessica Keller and Tina Radcliffe)
   Elijah and the Widow / Amish Homecoming (2017) (with Rebecca Kertz)
   Harlequin Love Inspired May 2017-Box Set 1 of 2 (2017) (with Glynna Kaye and Kathryn Springer)
   Harlequin Love Inspired November 2017 - Box Set 2 of 2 (2017) (with Carolyne Aarsen and Shannon Taylor Vannatter)
   A Home for Hannah / An Amish Reunion (2017) (with Patricia Davids)
   Harlequin Love Inspired January 2018 - Box Set 1 of 2 (2018) (with Lorraine Beatty and Tina Radcliffe)
   A Ready-Made Amish Family / Amish Refuge (2018) (with Debby Giusti)
   Harlequin Love Inspired June 2018 - Box Set 1 of 2 (2018) (with Lorraine Beatty and Jill Kemerer)
   Amish Christmas Blessings /Her Amish Christmas Sweetheart (2018) (with Rebecca Kertz and Marta Perry)
   Amish Christmas Joy / An Amish Proposal (2018) (with Patricia Davids)
   Harlequin Love Inspired October 2018 - Box Set 1 of 2 (2018) (with Arlene James and Jill Kemerer)
   An Amish Arrangement / An Amish Noel (2018) (with Patricia Davids)
   Harlequin Love Inspired March 2019 - Box Set 1 of 2 (2019) (with Lisa Carter and Arlene James)
   The Amish Suitor / Her Forgiving Amish Heart (2019) (with Rebecca Kertz)
   Harlequin Love Inspired July 2019 - Box Set 1 of 2 (2019) (with Danica Favorite and Ruth Logan Herne)
   The Amish Christmas Cowboy / An Amish Holiday Wedding (2019) (with Carrie Lighte)
   Harlequin Love Inspired December 2019 - Box Set 1 of 2: An Anthology (2019) (with Jill Kemerer and Brenda Minton)
   The Amish Bachelor's Baby / Their Convenient Amish Marriage (2020) (with Cheryl Williford)
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