Meet Sally Jo

I am an author whose career has spanned teaching, counseling, private investigations and lie detection.

For years I taught home economics-related classes, middle to college levels; worked as a high school guidance counselor; presented time and life management seminars; and relegated PI work to summers and weekends. Eventually PI work became full-time.  Now investigative work gets to take a back seat to my love for writing.

When I’m not dreaming up new things to investigate for this web log (and complicating my life), I’m searching out ways to complicate life for fictional characters who are ultimately searching for God’s purpose in their lives.


I hold B.S. and M.S. degrees in Home Economics Education from Florida State University, with certification in guidance and counseling from Troy State University. As a licensed private investigator with certification in Voice Stress Analysis (lie detection), I worked for thirty years alongside my late lawman husband, LaVelle, in his investigations agency.

We have been blessed with a kaleidoscope of children—his and ours—in an assortment of steps, grands and greats. Home for me is in north Florida with my schnauzer, Gibbs.

I invite you to step into a romance in my Hamilton Harbor Legacy series. Or if you love whodunit mysteries, I have a Seasons of Mystery series and Sweet County Secrets series.

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