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Detour Trail is a winner!

My western novel, Detour Trail–a combination of history, romance, and danger–is a Noble Prize winner. That’s Noble –not Nobel, but I still appreciate the honor: http://myshelf.com/backtoliterature/column.htm

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Detour Trail reviews (links)

Check out this Detour Trail review: http://freshfiction.com/review.php?id=38008

And here’s an in-depth review of Detour TrailDetour Trail.

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Joy V. Smith interview (link)

In which I cover a lot of territory and talk about some of my books and stories.  Thanks, Kev!

KAI Presents… During the JOYOUS Christmas Season (Wink) …Joy V. Smith!.

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Detour Trail gets another 5 star review

I’m happy to announce that Detour Trail, my western novel, got a 5 star review from Readers’ Favorite: Detour Trail review


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Writing a Series by C.K. Crigger (link)

I enjoy a number of favorite series, including Robert Parker’s Spenser series, Terry Pratchett’s Night Watch and Witches series, Sharon Lee and Steve Miller’s Liaden stories–and many more.  However, while I’ve written the occasional sequel, I’ve never tackled a series so I enjoyed C. K. Crigger’s guest post on Morgen Bailey’s writing blog: http://morgenbailey.wordpress.com/2014/03/13/guest-post-writing-a-series-by-c-k-crigger/


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Joy V. Smith interview (link)

My interview is up today at Author Alliance: http://www.authoralliance.net/category/readers-lounge/author-interviews

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Authors’ Showcase (link)

My western novel, Detour Trail, is now up on Authors’ Showcase: http://dapholivier.wordpress.com/

DetourTrail cover 2


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Preditors & Editors Readers Poll final results

The final tallies are in for the Preditors & Editors Readers Poll, and Detour Trail is #6 (tied) in the All Other Novels category and Crystal Quest is #7 in the Science Fiction & Fantasy Short Stories category. And the Detour Trail cover is #13 (tied) in the Cover Art category.


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Detour Trail review (link)

There’s a review of Detour Trail up now on The New Book Review: http://thenewbookreview.blogspot.com/2014/01/clare-obeara-reviews-joy-smiths-detour.html


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Preditors & Editors Readers Poll (link)

The Preditors & Editors poll is up: http://www.critters.org/predpoll/
And my western novel, Detour Trail, is in the Print/Electronic Novels pages: Novels: All Other Novels category and in the Book/e-book Cover Artwork category; and my short story, Crystal Quest, is in the Short Stories Pages: Science Fiction & Fantasy Short Stories.

You can check them out at the voting links on their website, if you’re interested.

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