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As a child Joanna Vander Vlugt would conjure up stories, creating books using construction paper and a needle and thread. She has developed her storytelling and writing since then, but the thrill of language and creation has never gone away.

Joanna is an author and illustrator. Her motorcycle illustrations have been purchased world-wide and her Woman Empowered motorcycle art series has been featured in on-line art and motorcycle magazines. In 2006 under her then pseudonym J.C. Szasz, her short mysteries Egyptian Queen and The Parrot and Wild Mushroom Stuffing were published in the Crime Writers of Canada mystery anthologies. Her personal essay, No Beatles Reunion was published in the Dropped Threads 3: Beyond the Small Circle anthology.

The Unravelling, her debut thriller novel, was a Canadian Book Club Awards finalist as well as Dealer's Child. 


Dealer's Child, book 2 in the series, made Amazon's Top 100, placing at #60. All novels can be purchased from this site here. The ebook is available worldwide through this Draft2Digital link 

Both novels have been published through her own imprint, Ozzy Imprint.



Coming March 16, 2024, the third novel in the Jade & Sage Thyme series, Spy Girls will be released!

A CIA action officer is released from prison. A Chief Justice is murdered, and the Law Society is scrutinizing Jade Thyme’s conduct. Jade’s life can’t get much worse until she is coerced into finding an elusive double agent. Tangled in lies and political agendas, high speed chases and sticky bombs, can Jade outplay a dangerous Russian assassin before her own life is terminated?


“Spy Girls is adrenaline-fueled, adventure packed with heart-pounding action, unexpected twists, and a riveting plot that keeps readers hooked from the first page. With lives hanging in the balance and loyalties questioned, trust in each other is the only way to survive. But even the strongest bonds can be tested when faced with external threats and personal demons.”


—Joe Goldberg, author of the award-winning The Spy Devils thrillers.


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