Bovi is the pen name for Joan Kay Delli Bovi
She is a Published Author and Artist
up an Air Force Brat. She has experienced a variety of different
cultures and environments. It was a unique blended childhood
shared with her older sister, Pat. Eventually the little family
settled in one place and, with the exception of spending two
years in Southeast Asia, Kay lived most of her childhood
in Dover Delaware. Her younger days were spent boating, fishing,
crabbing and camping with her family along the Delaware and
"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
high school Kay 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 and I also enjoyed writing stories. It was
my hope to blend them together and become a children's book
working as a graphic designer for a printing company she met
and married her husband Bob. They moved to Westfield
Massachusetts where they raised two sons; Christopher and
Robert. Kay worked in many areas of graphic design, from creating
line art illustrations for educational testing to developing
press ready artwork. For over ten years she worked 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
a position at Savannah College of Art & Design, and they
moved to Savannah Georgia.
Kay 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 only seemed natural to paint
the marshscapes and she was quick to pick up her canvas, paints,
"It feels like I'm home again and I love the ambiance,
culture and relaxed lifestyle of Savannah."
colorful environment inspired Kay to continue with her desire
to write children's books and in 2012 she published her fist
book, Wicked Haints, with Schiffer Books. Her
printed books with Vinspire Publishing, include Dead Man's
Fingers, Zombies Y'all! and Heels & Souls.
(they are also available in e-books and Zombie's Y'all!
is in audio).
adult paranormal books are light, fun, easy to read and contain
no bad words. Perfect for young readers and adults of all
ages. The stories take place in Savannah Georgia and are full
of unusual characters and southern charm
published featuring JK Bovi and her husband Bob.