Time with my identical twin grand-daughters, Charlotte Emilia & Sofia Christina ...

Raising Ostriches in the early years.

What an adventure that was!

Other Interesting Tid Bits about The Gateway ...

Enjoying Sequoia National Park, sitting on a magnificent Redwood ...

Along the Promenade des Englais in Nice, France ...

At the top of the Eiffel Tower, the Seine far, far below ...

I love Paris!

Pearl Street Mall in Boulder, Colorado ... Home Sweet Home!

To contact me, you can email me at: cjl1407@yahoo.com
Or call: 805-910-5330
I would love to hear from you --

    JoAnna Christine Daniels

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At the medieval fortress of Chateauneuf, France, high on the hill overlooking the valley below ... 

JoAnna Daniels is the author of nine novels, currently working on a tenth, and  she recently completed a screen play for her third novel, Fate of Angels. Although born in Southern California, she was raised on a farm in Idaho, which comprised everything from horses & cows to chickens & pigs. Her summers were spent climbing trees and observing the world from the comfortable branches of her favorite oak or maple trees ... when not at the lake water skiing or tubing down the Boise River. During those eight years in Idaho, JoAnna cared for animals with her six brothers and sisters, milking cows, grooming her calf for the fair, riding her Morgan horse, Doll, and tending the quarter-acre garden with her mother.

Relocated to Europe at the age of 14, by way of a voyage across the Atlantic Ocean, and again in the early years of her marriage, her life has been a bouillabaisse of adventurous experiences. Having lived in Europe for five years of her life, she has traveled extensively and speaks four languages. 

At the age of fifteen, JoAnna attended school in France for a year at the Lycee Jean Zay in Orleans, France, as well as a year in Germany at the Gymnasium fur Madchen in the small town of Ludwigsburg. After that, returning to Southern California to live felt more like a vacation! 

Married to the love of her life four years later, they spent three years in West Berlin, Germany before settling in Colorado for the next 23 years, where they raised their three sons and enjoyed all that the Rocky Mountain state had to offer.

After a twelve-year sojourn in Southern California, she recently returned to her beautiful state of Colorado, where she enjoys spending time with her three sons, her daughter-in-law, an adorable grandson, and precious identical twin grand-daughters. JoAnna loves hiking in the foothills of the Rockies, camping, horseback riding, and gardening, and she has been an avid reader since the age of eight.

JoAnna attended Loyola/Marymount University in Los Angeles with an English major and a minor in Foreign Language. It is her love of history, which prompted her to write historical fiction.

"Doing the research, deciphering the past, is the most fascinating aspect of any book I am writing. Finding a way to fit my fictional characters into the mix, and make it interesting, is the fun part..."  cjs   

WWW.JoAnnaDanielsBooks.com

Hiking in the Glorious Rocky Mountains ...

Hanging out with my boys ...

      The Gateway received the Editor's Choice nomination in 2010. Being of sound mind (I thought), I did not choose to make a suggested change to the novel, so I did not receive the actual award. I chose to listen to my instincts rather than my evaluator ... which was a good call. It was still labeled a page-turner, with or without the changes, and I still qualify for the Editor's Choice award. 
I need only reach a specific number of sales, and the award is mine! Almost there ....



The Five of us out for Fish & Chips ...

We finally all live in Colorado again!!

Time with my grandson, Jackson ...