Welcome!

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Thank you for stopping by! I know you are busy and I’m grateful.

What’s in it for you?

This website is a place you can get to know me as a writer. Because of the way I’m wired, you’ll also get to know me as a woman.  As an avid reader, (I usually read 100 books a year – sometimes more) and love to find (and share) new places for us to visit – every now and then I’ll post a new Reader’s Resource for you. I’ll also share book reviews and introduce you to a few of my author friends.

The word encouragent can be defined this way: to infuse others with courage. I want to give you gentle infusions along the way – the best way for me to do that is by sharing life with you in words.

What’s in it for me?

I get to share what I write with you.

Words. I love them. They have fascinated me since before I could read and was about four when I started dreaming about writing my own. From the beginning I sense their power. You could make people happy, hurt them, or get your mouth washed out with gold Dial soap by using them. Looking at them was enough to get my creative juices flowing, and it still is.

It took a long time and a lot of work to move writing from a dream to my reality. Each step is full of value – some I recognize and I know there is more to be discovered. For me, the writing life is like an endless treasure hunt – when I look beyond the map, I can see the destination.

When you join me here, I get the privilege of sharing the adventure with you.

For me, it doesn’t get much better than that.

Thanks again,

Joy

P. S. Here’s one of my favorite photos – this is me and our first raccoon, Fearless. What a wonderful legacy this little guy left in our lives. When God trusts a human to care for His wild ones, it’s the humans who are blessed.

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