Joanne Schoenwald


Joanne is a wife, mother of two, and grandmother of four girls. She practiced pharmacy for 44 years in Indiana, Arizona, California, Washington, Texas, and Iowa. As a member of a Great Books group since 2002, she has read and discussed classical literature and philosophy from the ancients to the moderns. Her writing background comes from the many years of courses she attended at the 'Iowa Summer Writing Festival' in Iowa City. She is retired and enjoying a second career as an author of historical fiction, and being 'mom' to a cute Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Annie. Joanne lives in Surprise, Arizona with her husband, Ron, a Professor Emeritus from the University of Iowa.

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Treasure of the Knight Templar
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,940. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Medieval
An historical fiction novel from the ‘Death Cart’ series, the story takes place in the same town at two different times in the 13th and 14th century. A Knight Templar and a monk hide a ‘secret history’ in 1230. The Black Death survivors search for this shocking book in 1353. A bishop, an inquisitor, and an assassin are set against them. There is a duel with a ‘miracle’ sword in the old town church
The Death Cart
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 74,900. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
It's the 14th century. The Black Death has overtaken a small German town. Greeta, a talented young servant girl, finds a cache of manuscripts in a forest castle. But Greeta is in more danger than just the plague. A local priest, a conflicted monk and a disgraced knight help her uncover a mystery and translate the historical texts for clues to fight the plague. A trial leads to a chilling climax.

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