Author Joan L Sample was born in Memphis Tennessee and grew up in New York City. Though her writing Joan has found her talent and passion in life, her first novel Life Will It Take Me Under, is a must read. It contains powerful message and is very inspiring. The novel reaches out to age groups from young to mature... The book takes you into the world of the characters and you won't want to put it down!
Joan got the idea for her novel from a HBO special of kids living on the street. The special touched her and Life, will it take me under was born. Life, will it take me under, is intended as a novel of survival. The author wishes to convey to her readers that as long as there is existence there is hope, never give up no matter the circumstances. Joan wishes to express to the young adult genre, you are stronger than life’s twists, turns and setbacks!
Joan’s second novel Malevolence Thy Name Is Karen which she co-wrote with her son Roy M. Vasquez is of a completely different genre then Joan's first novel. Malevolence Thy Name Is Karen is a horror/thriller which shows the versatile talent of this writer.
Joan is working on her third novel Titled; Beyond The Grave, a mystery thriller. Joan just completed a novella-- Forgotten—the Saga of America’s unwanted and abused animals!! This heartbreaking story, depicts the plight of abused and shelter animals in the United States.
Forgotten —the Saga of America’s unwanted and abused animals is a touching novel, told from the animals point of view. How can that be done you may ask? Just look into the eyes of these poor souls and you can see their stories waiting to be told! It is Joan's hope that this novel will increase animal adoptions and stop the killing of millions yearly! Together we can be their saviors!