Jo Ann Snapp was an Arkansas author of fiction. She had been writing books since she was around nine years old. After a long career in retail and logistics she took up the mantle to get some of her work out to readers.
Whether historical, contemporary, mysteries or romances all her writing is from a Christian perspective so you can be assured a clean read even if the subject matter is controversial. Some of her work is inspirational; some of her work is just plain good storytelling. No matter the genre, to Jo a story was a story that had to be told.
Jo Ann Snapp passed away on November 29, 2013
Jo Ann lived in Mountain View, Arkansas and the area inspired her Norma Jean Mystery series.
Find more of Jo Ann's books at:
http://joannsnappauthor.com Jo Ann’s Blog Words with a Message
Titles by this author:
May and Jed Beginning the Journey
A Reconciled Heart
The Pathway Home
A Twist in the Old Lasso (Short Story)
Norma Jean’s Mysteries Series:
Herpel Holler Homecoming Book One
Body in the Bluff Book Two
Body in the Barn Book Three
Body in the Big Box Book Four
Body in the Barrel Book Five
Jason and Norma Jean discover a cellar under the house in the field that has been blocked off since the 1940s. When they break through the rock foundation they find some old fruit jars and three barrels.
The first barrel contains nothing, but the second barrel Norma Jean opens throws her into her fifth mystery as she peers in and sees a body in the barrel.
Norma Jean goes on an innocent search to find a bass fiddle for joining a musical group that plays on the court square. In the big box, along with the bass fiddle, she finds a body.
It seems pretty straight forward. The skeleton has a wallet, identification and the only thing missing is how he got into the box. Or is it that straight forward?
A flickering light in a barn that has been vacant for over a century draws Norma Jean to investigate and pulls her into her third mystery.
“Do you need some help?” Was I crazy? My heart began to pound and I realized how vulnerable I was. What did it matter what they were doing in the barn? Margaret was correct. It wasn’t my business.
Norma Jean is at it again. On a beautiful fall day, trees the color of the rainbow, she and good friend, Roy take a hike into the hills above her creek property. Norma Jean comes upon a skeleton jammed into a bluff crevice and the skeleton is clinging to a strange object. Norma Jean wants to find out who lived in those bones.
With his head in his hands, “Gone,” is all Jed can muster and the catastrophe of what happened crystallizes in May’s mind. Wet and worn, Jed flops on the bench next to the ferry landing. May and Jed had watched all the money for their farm float away in little kegs down the raging Wabash River.
Whether ready or not, Nettie Yelter packed her bags, took the money she had received and bought a one-way train ticket to Laws, California. Even though Jake Spiral had sent enough for a two way ticket, there was no need to waste the money. She wouldn’t be back to Boston no matter what happened.
Sixteen year old Emily Rains is torn between passion and real love, between what she dreams of and what seems to be changing as she prayerfully takes hesitating steps into adulthood.
Set in 1923 this story is a sequel to the Rains' Legacy from the novel, A Reconciled Heart
After a career of many years in the east, Norma Jean Clark returns to take over the old home place in Herpel, Arkansas expecting to find peace and quiet. Second day home she is met with a land dispute that leads into a personal mystery. What really happened to her mom? Did her dad hold secrets to his dying day? She heads down a pathway to find the truth.