God has been good to me.
I am Author/Illustrator of Flip Flap Floodle. Even mean ole Mr. Fox can’t stop this little duck. I am thankful to the 13 people who gave me rave reviews for it.
Hear Flip’s Song
Barnes & Noble http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/flip-flap-floodle?r=1
Coming in June 2014: Joan’s Elder Care Guide 4RV Publishing.
My Website: http://www.joanyedwards.com has devotionals, crossword/wordsearch puzzles, and skits for Children’s Liturgy each Sunday of all three liturgical years.
In January, 2011 Roxie’s Blog put me in the Writer’s Spotlight at http://wp.me/pBU4R-BG. Thank you, Roxie.
On October 23, 2012 Jen Veldhuyzen featured me as a guest on her PetrePan blog: http://petrepan.blogspot.com/2012/10/author-interview-with-joan-y-edwards.html. Thank you, Jen.
On November 25, 2012 Linda Martin Andersen asked me to share how I told stories to my family when I was a little girl. What a great way to celebrate 100 subscribers! I hope you’ll stop and read about my taking hot dogs to school for my sister’s class: http://lindamartinandersen.wordpress.com/2012/11/25/its-family-stories-month-meet-joan-y-edwards-an-author-who-has-been-telling-stories-since-she-was-a-child/. Thank you, Linda.
On my 73rd birthday, January 11, 2013, Linda Martin Andersen put a surprise blog post up in my honor. It’s called, “A Duck is a Duck is a Duck–The Duck Test:” http://lindamartinandersen.wordpress.com/2013/01/11/a-duck-is-a-duck-is-a-duck-the-duck-test/. Thank you again, Linda.
On January 22, 2013 Susan Hornbach posted a review of Flip Flap Floodle on her Bag Full of Books 4 Kids blog: http://bagfullofbooks4kids.blogspot.com/. Thank you very much, Susan.
On November 19, 2013 Becky Shillington put her interview with me in her Industry Spotlight on her blog: http://beckyshillington.blogspot.com/2013/11/industry-spotlight-joan-y-edwards.html
On September 28, 2012 I presented a “Blogging Basics” workshop at the SCBWI-Carolinas Conference. This answered a dream of mine to present a live workshop at that conference. It was awesome.
Here are titles of other workshops I taught for writers groups, Muse Writers Online Conference, or Catholic Writers Conference Online.
- Building Your Platform (websites, blogs).
- One Way to Achieve Goals, Get Rid of Problems, and/or Make the Right Decisions.
- Adding Positive Sounds, Words, and Beliefs to Your Subconscious Mind
- Where to Begin Your Story
- Scripting Your Biography
- Can Your Faith Be Seen?
- 20 Ways to Correct, Trim, and Enhance Your Manuscript
- Believe – Submit Your Manuscript (Pub Sub)
- Practice Your Pitch on Me
- 30 Ways to Correct, Trim, and Enhance Your Manuscript
- How to Write a Pitch That Sells
After I did the Practice Your Pitch on Me workshop for the March 2012 Catholic Writers Conference Online, they requested that I come back and do a workshop a week before the regular conference session on writing a pitch in 2013. This was because almost everyone who participated in my workshop got a “YES, I’d love to see your manuscript” when they pitched their manuscripts to the publishers during the conference. I did a similar workshop for 2012 Muse Writers Online Conference. Writers there encouraged me to do a game similar to what I did during a chat session. Now I am forming: Pitch Corner, USA for writers to study pitches and learn how to get a pitch that sells. You’ll see more about that on my website. Another Catholic Writers Conference Online is scheduled for 2014.
I am in the midst of editing my screenplay, “Against All Odds.” I’m working on the lyrics and music for the 18+ songs.
In February 2012 I entered the Amazon contest for Young Adult Novels. I won to the second level with the Pitch for my Historical Fiction book, Immigrant Heart. Even though, it did not go to the next level of competition, it was heart-warming to get that far. In 2012 I had it professionally edited by Dr. Bob Rich and am revising it.
I am currently taking Hal Croasmun’s ProSeries 48 Screenwriting Course from Screenwriting U – Six months of great lessons.
Thanks for visiting my Never Give Up blog.
Believe in Yourself with Unwavering Faith
Joan Y. Edwards