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JK Bovi is the pen name for Joan Kay Delli Bovi
A Savannah Author for Young Adult Readers

Her books are light, fun, easy to read and contain no bad words.
Perfect for young readers and adults of all ages.

The books take place in Savannah Georgia and
are full of unusual characters and southern charm.
 

Growing up an Air Force Brat,  JK Bovi experienced a variety of  different cultures and environments. Her father came from West Virginia and her mother from Bergerac France. It was a unique blended childhood shared with her older sister, Pat.

JK Bovi  jokingly says, "as a result of my childhood I like to drink a fine Bordeaux wine with my squirrel stew".

Eventually the little family settled in one place and, with the exception of spending two years in Southeast Asia, JK Bovi grew up in Dover Delaware.

She took ballet classes, painting classes and horseback riding. Her younger days were spent boating, fishing, crabbing and camping with her family along the Delaware and Chesapeake Bays.

"It was a wonderful childhood where I was given the chance to explore, create and learn in a loving environment. I thank everyone who, knowingly or not, added to my life experiences which inspired me to write funny stories full of interesting characters."


She attended college at East Carolina University School of Art in North Carolina and graduated with a degree in Art Education.

"It was a fantastic time for expanding my creative interest. I loved painting on canvas, and I also enjoyed writing stories. It was my hope to blend them together and become a children's book illustrator."

To pursue her dream JK Bovi moved outside of NYC and found employment as a graphic designer.


Eventually she met and married her husband Bob and moved to Westfield  Massachusetts where they raised two sons; Christopher and Robert.

She worked for over ten years in the composing room of The Wall Street Journal.

"It was a wonderful opportunity to work with top-class editors and it helped me fine-tune my writing skills to a professional level."


JK Bovi's husband took a position at Savannah College of Art & Design, and they moved to Savannah. She works as a graphic designer for The Robert Baker Companies.

She once again found herself surrounded in a rich  artistic community and, like in her youth, she could go boating and fishing in the tidal creeks.

"It feels like I'm home again and I love the ambience, culture and 
relaxed lifestyle of Savannah."

JK Bovi picked up a flyer from Schiffer Books in the Visitors Center.

"They were looking for ghost stories and I had just taken a tour on a Savannah Tour Trolley, so that sort of made me an expert on ghosts, I thought, hey why not? I bet I can write about that..."

JK Bovi wrote Wicked Haints, sent it to Schiffer Books, and they accepted it immediately. She's been writing young adult ghost stories since 2013 and hopes to continue writing fiction paranormal stories for young adult readers.
 

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Contact JK Bovi:
jkbovi@wickedhaints.com

Books By JK Bovi are Humorous Ghost Books With Southern Charm.
Fun, easy to read, fiction paranormal stories for young adults and adults of all ages.
Guaranteed to make everyone laugh even the dead!

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