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About the Author: Jane Sevier

I'm a spinner of tales and have been lucky enough to earn my living that way. As a feature writer, I covered fields as varied as artificial intelligence, the arts, the environment, and international affairs and traveled on assignment to exotic locales as diverse as Ecuador, Sri Lanka, and Texarkana, Texas. Several of my feature stories won national and regional awards.

My debut mystery, FORTUNE'S FOOL, was 2010 Golden Heart® finalist and garnered several other awards. It's about a 1930s Memphis socialite whose husband dies and leaves her penniless. To support herself and the members of her household who depend on her, she becomes a society fortune teller, only to discover that she has the true sight. FOOL is now available as an ebook on Amazon and Barnes & Noble and as a paperback from booksellers everywhere.

I may have been born in a U.S. Army hospital on the outskirts of Orleans, France, but I was made in Tennessee and count myself an 8th generation Tennessean. My father taught at a U.S. Defense Department school in France, and my physician mother worked as a civilian doctor for the army. After a stint in Germany, my family came home to Tennessee when I was three. I grew up there with a brother and sister and lots of dogs, cats, horses, geese, ducks, and the occasional goat and peacock. No pigs, though. Daddy hated them.

Although I'm the spawn of generations of small-town dwellers and grew up in small towns myself, at heart I'm a city girl. I've lived in Nashville, Dallas, Paris (France), Washington, D.C., and Austin, Texas. Now, I've come back to Nashville and home to my Tennessee roots.

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Paperback, Published in Sep 2011 by Createspace

ISBN10: 1467978531 | ISBN13: 9781467978538

Page count: 266

Book One, The Psychic Socialite Series When her husband dies and leaves her penniless, a 1930s Memphis socialite becomes a fortuneteller, only to discover she has the true sight. It's 1933, and a fourth of all Americans are unemployed, John Dillinger grabs headlines knocking off banks, and FDR is in the White House, promising a New Deal for the country. Nell Marchand has never worked a day in her life. When her philandering skunk of a husband suddenly drops dead, leaving her without one red cent to her name, she lands smack dab in the middle of the hard times she has only heard about in newsreels. Nell tries to find a job to support herself and the household that depends on her, really she does. Her typing is a disaster, she cuts off every call in her one day as a telephone operator, and laundress leaves her back aching. There has to be an easier way. A reluctant visit to prosperous Joseph Calendar, her flighty mother-in-law's medium, persuades Nell that there are fortunes to be made in, well, telling fortunes. As society fortuneteller Madame Nelora, she is soon the toast of Memphis. But when a desperate father begs Nell to find his daughter, she has a true vision of the missing girl. Terrified that she's losing her mind, Nell turns to Calendar. She may suspect he's a charlatan, but he is the only man who can help her embrace her gift and the responsibility it entails. To find the girl-and unravel a secret from her own past-Nell must outwit a corrupt banker and his gangster pals who will do anything to keep her hidden. Kindle bestseller Fortune's Fool was an RWA 2010 Golden Heart finalist."

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