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Joanna writes books that feature spunky female characters. Her work has been praised by Library Journal as "topically relevant and chock-full of side stories." Publisher's Weekly calls her cozies, "a cut above the usual craft-themed cozy." 

RT Book Review describes one of Joanna's typical heroines as "our best friend, our next-door neighbor and ourselves with just a touch of the outrageous." 

In her ongoing quest never to see snow again, Joanna lives with her husband and their Havanese puppy, Jax, on an island off the coast of Florida.

PLUS! Get your FREE copy of Love, Die, Neighbor: The Prequel to the Kiki Lowenstein Mystery Series

Paper, Scissors, Death: Book #1 in the Kiki Lowenstein Mystery SeriesPaper, Scissors, Death: Book #1 in the Kiki Lowenstein Mystery Series  kindle unlimited logo $0.99 to buy

Enhanced version of the Agatha Award Finalist for First Novel.

Every scrapbook tells a story. Memories of friends, family . . .and murder?

Mousy housewife Kiki Lowenstein has two great loves: scrapbooking and her young daughter, Anya. Her happy family album is ruined when her husband, George, is found naked and dead in a hotel room. Evidence from the crime scene proves George was not alone. Kiki’s world unravels as she discovers that George wasn’t the man she thought he was. In fact, he had a secret life, one that might have gotten him killed. Now Kiki struggles with a new reality: Can she support herself and her daughter while tracking down the man who murdered George? Kiki’s trust in Detective Detweiler might turn into something more…something like true love. But can a mother who has already made one big mistake afford another? Particularly if it costs her custody of her daughter?

Includes free bonus file and author notes section.

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PRAISE
"A nicely crafted cozy full of amusing moments, real-life insecurities, and scrapbooking tips."- Kirkus
"This [series] should quickly become a favorite."-Booklist

Cut, Crop & Die: Book #2 in the Kiki Lowenstein Mystery Series Cut, Crop & Die: Book #2 in the Kiki Lowenstein Mystery Series kindle unlimited logo $3.99

An enhanced and newly revised edition of Book #2 (of 13 books) of the Kiki Lowenstein Mystery Series featuring scrapbooker and animal lover, Kiki Lowenstein. 

If you love clean, cozy mystery series that feature realistic, well-developed characters, Kiki and her pals will quickly become your new best friends. This fast-paced plot includes an intriguing mystery, a romance gone wrong, and the struggles of a single mom who's determined to make her way in the world while parenting her young daughter.

Ink, Red, Dead: Book #3 in the Kiki Lowenstein Mystery Series (A Kiki Lowenstein Scrap-N-Craft Mystery) Ink, Red, Dead: Book #3 in the Kiki Lowenstein Mystery Series (A Kiki Lowenstein Scrap-N-Craft Mystery) kindle unlimited logo $3.99 to buy

Newly enhanced. On a sweltering day, ace scrapbooker Kiki Lowenstein has to cancel a crafting party when she discovers Marla Lever, their hostess, nearly dead of the heat. Not only is Marla seriously "under the weather," she's also a hoarder, and her home is a house of horrors, complete with a corpse in the cooler. Meanwhile, Detective Chad Detweiler works a cold case that involves women disappearing all over St. Louis. The attraction between Kiki and Detweiler heats to a red-hot fever pitch, but will it boil over and leave both of them feeling burned?
Includes free bonus file with recipes and projects.

Photo, Snap, Shot: Book #4 in the Kiki Lowenstein Mystery Series Photo, Snap, Shot: Book #4 in the Kiki Lowenstein Mystery Series kindle unlimited logo $3.99 

An enhanced and newly revised edition of Book #4 (of 13 books) of the Kiki Lowenstein Mystery Series set in St. Louis, featuring scrapbooker, animal lover, and amateur sleuth Kiki Lowenstein. 

If you love clean, cozy mystery series that feature realistic, well-developed characters, Kiki and her pals will quickly become your new best friends. This fast-paced plot includes an intriguing mystery, a taboo romance, a secret society that still exists today, and the struggles of a single mom who's determined to make her way in the world while parenting her young daughter.

A call from the school nurse sets a nightmare in motion as Kiki learns that her daughter Anya has stumbled onto the corpse of a dead teacher. Just when Kiki thinks she's heard the worst of it, Detective Chad Detweiler shares more bad news...Anya might actually have seen the killer! Now the race is on to keep Anya safe. Can Kiki and Detweiler track down the murderer before he silences Anya forever?

Includes directions for claiming a bonus file with recipes and craft project ideas, as well as notes from the author about this subject matter.

Make, Take, Murder: Book #5 in the Kiki Lowenstein Mystery Series Make, Take, Murder: Book #5 in the Kiki Lowenstein Mystery Series kindle unlimited logo $3.99 to buy

An enhanced and newly revised edition of the 5th book in the Kiki Lowenstein Mystery Series of cozies, featuring ace crafter and female amateur sleuth Kiki Lowenstein. (Paper, Scissors, Death: Book #1 was shortlisted for the Agatha Award.)

Also includes a bonus preview of Ready, Scrap, Shoot: Book #6 in the Kiki Lowenstein Mystery Series.

Dumpster diving for her lost paycheck is definitely the low point of Kiki Lowenstein's day―that is, until she finds a severed leg thrown in with the trash. Who'd toss a body part in the garbage outside the crafts store where Kiki works?

Accompanying the grisly "gift" is a creepy computerized voice message, a warning to the store's "rich and snotty" female shoppers. Kiki soon discovers that the leg belonged to Cindy Gambrowski, a customer with a tyrannical and violent husband―who's now harassing Kiki. Combing through Cindy's scrapbook projects for hidden clues, Kiki tries to find the killer. Was it a crime of marital malice, or did someone else beat Cindy's husband to the punch?

Includes an email address to send away for a bonus file with recipes and craft ideas.

Ready, Scrap, Shoot: Book #6 in the Kiki Lowenstein Mystery Series Ready, Scrap, Shoot: Book #6 in the Kiki Lowenstein Mystery Series  kindle unlimited logo $3.99 to buy

An enhanced and newly revised edition of Book #6 (of 13 books) of the Kiki Lowenstein Mystery Series set in St. Louis, featuring scrapbooker, animal lover, and amateur sleuth Kiki Lowenstein. 
With bills piling up and a brassy new partner at her scrapbooking shop, the last thing Kiki Lowenstein needs is a surprise visit from her browbeating mother. But when shots fired into the crowd narrowly miss Kiki at her daughter’s May Day pageant, it’s another mother―St. Louis’s wealthiest matriarch―who winds up dead.
While creating a memorial album for the murdered beer heiress, Kiki becomes bait in a dangerous trap as threats from her old foe mount against her. With help from friends in high and low places, including hunky beau Chad Detweiler, Kiki finds herself facing a grave ultimatum: catch the killer or be cropped out of her own family album.

Picture, Perfect, Corpse: Book #7 in the Kiki Lowenstein Mystery Series (Kiki Lowenstein Mystery Series ) Picture, Perfect, Corpse: Book #7 in the Kiki Lowenstein Mystery Series (Kiki Lowenstein Mystery Series ) kindle unlimited logo $3.99 to buy

An enhanced and newly revised edition of Book #7 (of 13 books) of the Kiki Lowenstein Mystery Series set in St. Louis, featuring scrapbooker, animal lover, and amateur sleuth Kiki Lowenstein. 
Police detective Chad Detweiler is overjoyed to learn he’s having a baby with Kiki Lowenstein. But when his estranged wife, Brenda, is found shot to death with bullets from his revolver, the proud papa-to-be finds himself up the creek without a lawyer. Meanwhile, Kiki and Dodie Goldfader are in for a surprise when an unidentified young woman bursts into their craft store claiming to have killed Dodie’s son. Embarking on a memorial scrapbook project as a ruse to unravel the facts, Kiki can’t stop herself from wondering if the man she loves is tangled up in murder.

Group, Photo, Grave: Book #8 in the Kiki Lowenstein Mystery Series (A Kiki Lowenstein Scrap-N-Craft Mystery) Group, Photo, Grave: Book #8 in the Kiki Lowenstein Mystery Series (A Kiki Lowenstein Scrap-N-Craft Mystery)  kindle unlimited logo $3.99 to buy

An enhanced and newly revised edition of Book #8 (of 13 books) of the Kiki Lowenstein Mystery Series set in St. Louis, featuring scrapbooker, animal lover, and amateur sleuth Kiki Lowenstein. 

The wedding should have been perfect. Ace scrapbooker Kiki Loewenstein certainly did her part to make everything just right for her mother-in-law Sheila's special day. But the discovery of a corpse can put a damper on any festivity. Especially when everyone-in-the-know knows the Bride wanted to shove her bouquet up the Dead Guy's snout. Suddenly Sheila's wedding portrait looks like a mug shot. Kiki must poke her pug nose into old secrets. Why did somebody want to cut a retired plastic surgeon out of the big picture?

Comes with email address so readers can send away for a special bonus file with recipes and craft tips.

Killer, Paper, Cut: Book # 9 in the Kiki Lowenstein Mystery Series (A Kiki Lowenstein Scrap-N-Craft Mystery) Killer, Paper, Cut: Book # 9 in the Kiki Lowenstein Mystery Series (A Kiki Lowenstein Scrap-N-Craft Mystery)  kindle unlimited logo $3.99 to buy

A Halloween scrapbook "crop" turns into a nightmare--And Kiki is left with blood on her hands!

Newly revised and enhanced version of Book #9 in the ongoing 13-book cozy mystery series featuring ace scrapbooker and crafter, Kiki Lowenstein.

A Halloween charity crop planned by Kiki Lowenstein is chopped short when her employee is attacked by a knife-wielding assailant. A very pregnant Kiki connects the dots and quickly discovers that she has been clueless far too long. Closely held secrets point to a web of deception, one that has Kiki tied in knots. But the spunky scrapbooker refuses to lie down and die. Bumping her snooping skills up a notch, Kiki whittles down her suspect list. Meanwhile, on the home front, she's stabbed in the back by someone she trusted. Will our intrepid crafter survive the unkindest cut of all?

SPECIAL BONUS #1: Preview excerpt of Handmade, Holiday, Homicide: Book #10 in the Kiki Lowenstein Mystery Series .

SPECIAL BONUS #2: Email away for your FREE gift of three recipes and a craft project that accompany this book!

Handmade, Holiday, Homicide: Book #10 in the Kiki Lowenstein Mystery Series Handmade, Holiday, Homicide: Book #10 in the Kiki Lowenstein Mystery Series kindle unlimited logo $3.99 to buy

The Holidays Prove Ho-ho-homicidal--Forget being Santa’s helper! Kiki has to play amateur sleuth…or else she might wind up behind bars.

Newly revised and enhanced version of Book #10 in the ongoing 13-book cozy mystery series featuring ace scrapbooker and crafter, Kiki Lowenstein.

Super-crafter Kiki Lowenstein is cramming as much into the ho-ho-holiday season as she can. But Kiki’s ambitious plans come to a crashing halt when her student, Eudora Field, drops dead at the start of one of Kiki’s community center classes. An overeager security guard is convinced that Eudora didn’t make her transition without help. Now it’s up to Kiki to determine who was nice, and who was very, very naughty, indeed.

SPECIAL BONUS #1: Preview excerpt of Shotgun, Wedding, Bells: Book #11 in the Kiki Lowenstein Mystery Series .

SPECIAL BONUS #2: Email away for your FREE gift with a baker’s dozen fabulous holiday craft projects that accompany this book!

Shotgun, Wedding, Bells: Book #11 in the Kiki Lowenstein Mystery Series (A Kiki Lowenstein Scrap-N-Craft Mystery) Shotgun, Wedding, Bells: Book #11 in the Kiki Lowenstein Mystery Series (A Kiki Lowenstein Scrap-N-Craft Mystery) kindle unlimited logo $3.99 to buy

“Till death do us part” comes way too soon for newlywed Kiki Lowenstein. Instead of church bells, gunshots ring out after Kiki says her vows..

Newly revised and enhanced version of Book #11 in the ongoing, 13-book cozy mystery series featuring ace scrapbooker and crafter, Kiki Lowenstein.

A very pregnant Kiki Lowenstein and her fiancé Detective Chad Detweiler are trying to race the stork to the altar, when their vows are interrupted by a shoot-out. With the help of her nanny, Bronwyn Macavity, Kiki vows to track down the man who ruined her wedding and put her family at risk. The super-crafter and mousy mom is well-accustomed to playing amateur sleuth, but now she faces a new role, one that’s a stretch even for her, when she steps into the spotlight as an exotic dancer! Even a big belly bump won’t stop this intrepid amateur sleuth from pursuing justice.

SPECIAL BONUS #1: Preview excerpt of Glue, Baby, Gone: Book #12 in the Kiki Lowenstein Mystery Series .

SPECIAL BONUS #2: Email away for your FREE gift with recipes that accompany this book!

Glue, Baby, Gone: Book #12 in the Kiki Lowenstein Mystery Series Glue, Baby, Gone: Book #12 in the Kiki Lowenstein Mystery Series kindle unlimited logo $3.99 to buy

In sub-zero January weather, an infant is abducted...And Kiki might be the only person who can track down the culprit.

Newly revised and enhanced version of Book #12 in the ongoing, 13-book cozy mystery series featuring ace scrapbooker, crafter, and amateur sleuth Kiki Lowenstein. The arrival of Kiki’s baby is cause for celebration, but Kiki suffers from a severe case of post-partum blues. Her mood darkens further when she learns a friend’s infant has been abducted. That grief-stricken mother is too upset to talk to the authorities, but she will talk to Kiki. Should Kiki get involved? It’s a lot to ask. Can Kiki pull herself together in time save a kidnapped newborn’s life?

˃˃˃ SPECIAL BONUS #1: Preview excerpt of Fatal, Family, Album: Book #13 in the Kiki Lowenstein Mystery Series. ˃˃˃ SPECIAL BONUS #2: Email away for your gift with recipes that accompany this book!

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Two FBI agents come looking for Kiki's nanny, Brawny--And suddenly, the Detweiler household is turned upside down.

Kiki and her husband Detweiler must ask themselves the toughest questions they'll ever face: Can we trust this person with our kids? The answer might say more about them than it does about Brawny. But how can you trust someone who's whole life has been a lie?

˃˃˃ Then a totally forgettable woman is found shot to dead in her car...

While the motor is running and her window is down in sub-zero weather. Was it a drive-by shooting gone wrong? Or an intentional, targeted murder?

˃˃˃ One of Kiki's friends is accused of hiring a hitman, after a cashier's check for a million dollars goes missing.

It's a puzzle with too many pieces, but Kiki's determined to see justice done.