Taboo Tech update (February 12, 2019)

I’m working with the editor on my ms, and the book is going to the artist shortly. I can’t wait to see the cover!


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Joy’s ebooks

Detour Trail is available on Kindle:

My story (SF and fantasy) collection, The Doorway and Other Stories, is also available on Kindle:

Hidebound (SF) is available on:  and
After Anfissa meets Ferenc, they flee to a planet where even the grass is deadly.
Pretty Pink Planet (SF) is available free on 
Lori, an agent of SOESFOL, visits Prism to track down planet pirates and rescue aliens.
Hot Yellow Planet is available on: 
In this Pretty Pink Planet sequel, Lori and Chiing continue their adventures.
How one woman bought and remodeled a foreclosure; it didn’t even have a kitchen sink! 

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Taboo Tech update

I’ve started prep work for Taboo Tech and look forward to seeing the cover we come up with! Characters? Space ships? Aliens and AIs? Some characters would be difficult to depict, such as Embers, the symbiotes, the fuzzles, Larhan (the ghostly alien), and Keet Seel!

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Story settings by Lynne Milford (aka LM Milford)

An author’s background settings suggestions via Lynne Milford’s (aka LM Milford’s) Monthly Guest Post – October 2018 ~ @LMMilford

I like her comparison to Midsomer Murders!

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October 30, 2018 · 1:37 pm

 Meet the Authors Book Fair (November 17 & 18, 2018)

Meet the Authors Book Fair will be at the Eau Gallie Civic Center, Melbourne, FL. on November 17 & 18, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  This event is FREE and open to the public. There will be 50+ authors in addition to our Book Display Only authors participating.

Three of my books: Detour Trail, Strike Three, and Sugar Time will be there.

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Old Rex (ghost story)

I recently learned–via Giga Alert–that an old anthology that one of my stories (Old Rex) appeared in is still available–just in time for Halloween: The Ghost in the Gazebo: An Anthology of New England Ghost Stories.

Old Rex is also available in my SF/fantasy short story collection of reprints:  The Doorway and Other Stories

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The Naked Writer: I Hear an Echo

Tips for editing via The Naked Writer: I Hear an Echo

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October 14, 2018 · 4:32 pm