Joanna Lowell is a pseudonym for Joanna Ruocco, a full-time creative writing professor at Wake Forest University, and the co-founder and editor of literary magazine Bierkensnake. Writing under her real name, her 2013 short story “If the Man Took” won the prestigious Pushcart Prize, and her 2012 novel Another Governess / The Least Blacksmith: A Diptych was awarded the Catherine Doctorow Innovative Fiction Prize.
Genres: Historical Romance
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Hotel of Secrets (2023)
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