Romance in the Corps of Engineers

An employee of the Corps of Engineers has published a new romance novel, Show Me Forever.

If you are an avid reader of books by Elmore Leonard, Tom Clancy, or Carl Hiassen, you may not appreciate the romance genre for your weekend or evening reading.

But romance novels have a large following and, at a minimum, we can appreciate the need for literary diversity to satisfy the varying tastes among the reading public.

There always seems to be plenty of negative publicity surrounding government employment. So, when we noticed that an employee of the Army Corps of Engineers had accomplished her life long dream of publishing a novel, we were intrigued and wanted to pass along the news.

Jo Anne Y. Long is a career federal employee who has worked in Georgia, North Carolina, Guam and California. She is a project assistant for the Corps of Engineers in St. Louis and has authored Show Me Forever, a romance novel based largely in the St. Louis area.

So, if your taste runs toward the biting humor of Hiassen or the cynicism and violence of Leonard’s well-known novels, a tale about two high school sweethearts, their estrangement and their last chance to rekindle their feelings may not be on a short list for your next book on that long airplane ride across the country.

But, for the millions of readers who enjoy the escapism and romance offered by the romance novel industry, you may want to check out the work of your fellow fed in Show Me Forever.

More information about the book and the author are available from the links on the left hand side of the page.

About the Author

Ralph Smith has several decades of experience working with federal human resources issues. He has written extensively on a full range of human resources topics in books and newsletters and is a co-founder of two companies and several newsletters on federal human resources. Follow Ralph on Twitter: @RalphSmith47