About Author Joanne Lewis

joanne lewisWhen Joanne Lewis is not practicing law, she is writing. She pens murder mysteries, historical fiction and historical fantasy books and is the author of several award-winning novels. As an author, she hopes to entertain, to educate, and perhaps to enlighten. As an attorney, she is most proud of her work as a guardian ad litem representing the best interests of children.

Her books are available on Kindle, as paperbacks, and as audio books.

The Forbidden trilogy consists of the novels: Forbidden Room, Forbidden Night, and Forbidden Horses.

In Forbidden Room, the first book in the Forbidden trilogy, new attorney Michael Tucker has few clients, yearns to be like his famous grandmother and cannot afford to move out of his parents' home. Sara Goldstein is an heiress accused of killing her uncle. When Sara hires Michael, he gets the chance to defend an innocent person, a beautiful lover and notoriety like his grandmother. But is it more than he asked for? Is Sara innocent or is she really a murderer?

Forbidden Night, the second book in the Forbidden trilogy, delves further into Michael and Sara’s complicated relationship, as well as into Soldier Boy’s psyche, into their family histories, and into the creation of the carousel horses. The question posed in Forbidden Room, the first book of the Forbidden trilogy—Is Sara innocent or is she really a murderer—is answered.

Forbidden Horses, the final book in the Forbidden trilogy, travels to the eighteenth century and takes place in Austria to reveal the troubled history of the creation of the carousel horses.

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Latest Blog Posts

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Our nation is experiencing a tumultuous time of divisiveness, terrorism, racism and prejudice. Over the last half-century, which is my lifetime, we have witnessed countless disturbing images in photographs and videos, on newscasts, over the Internet,...

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        *This is a guest post by my sister, Amy Lewis Faircloth.      The news around the world is dreadful. Two young black men recently killed by police officers, one in Minnesota and one in Louisiana.  Pol...

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Dear Hillary,             I am one of the millions of Americans who are horrified and amused by this election season. I know you get advice from advisors, political pundits, and the Joe on the s...

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At fifty-one years old I am embarrassed that I have just made my first Muslim friend. Aakifah and I met during a writing workshop. Amid conversations on character development and plotting, we discussed her culture including Ramadan, which she was ob...

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In the wake of the Orlando shooting, it’s time to delete the word tolerate and its forms (tolerance, tolerant, tolerating) from our vocabularies when referring to the LGBTQ community. We should insert the word accept in its stead. The word to...

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As the only redhead in my immediate family my brother Warren knew how to annoy me. The milkman is your father, he’d say at a time when milk was delivered in glass bottles and left on Long Island doorsteps. You were born in a pumpkin patch. Mom ...

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*At fifty-one years old, I decided to become a Bat Mitzvah. This is the drash I gave on that day. Introduction: Why am I doing this now? Shortly before my father passed away one year ago, he said to me, join a temple, become part of the Jewish comm...

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There was a little girl born on November 17th in the year the Beatles arrived in America and Cassius Clay became Mohammed Ali. She was a chunky little thing that slid out of her mother’s womb with a shock of red hair on top of her head and chub...

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This is Dad's eulogy, as shared by us three siblings--myself, my sister Amy and my brother Warren--at dad's funeral on April 19, 2015. We all stood before the podium, reading the parts like a script. We hope we made dad proud. WARREN Our dad died l...

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