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Book Signing Barnes & Noble Arboretum, Saturday, February 25, 2017 from 1-4 p.m.


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Come to see me on Saturday, February 25, 2017 from 1-4 p.m. Book signing Barnes & Noble Arboretum Shopping Center, 3327 Pineville Matthews Rd, Charlotte, NC 28226. Phone 704-341-9365.

Joint bookfair between Barnes and Noble and Charlotte Writers Club. Other authors will be there. Their names are below with the times they will do a reading!

If you can’t come in person, you can order online use Bookfair voucher ID 12077293: http://www.bn.com/bookfairs from 2/25/2017 to 3/2/2017 and include the Bookfair voucher ID 12077293 on the payment page during checkout.

At 3:30 p.m. I’ll be reading from one of my books – 15 minutes. I’m the last author to read! It’s an honor to be there.

Here’s the list of authors and the time they’ll read:

1:15 Ione O’Hara
1:30 M. Logan Ham
1:45 Linda Bost
2:00 Nancy LiPetri
2:15 Norma Dougherty
2:30 Ben Sharpton
2:45 Liz Gilmore Williams
3:00 Nancy Stancill
3:15  James Boatner
3:30 Joan Edwards


I know you’ll be with me in spirit, if you can’t be there in person! Thanks for caring about me!Flip Flap Floodle and I can’t wait to see you! 

 

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Happy 7th Blogaversary, Never Give Up Blog


Happy 7th Blogaversary

Happy 7th Blogaversary

“Happy 7th Blogaversary, Never Give Up Blog” by Joan Y. Edwards

Giveaway: Details at end of post.

Today marks the 7th Blogaversary for my Never Give Up Blog! I started this blog on October 9, 2009. Here are the number of views on October 31st each year (This year’s is for October 9th):

Number of Views on October 31st

2009            113

2010        3,631 

2011      14,857 

2012     34,940 

2013     78,500 

2014   174,960

2015   285,384

October 9, 2016   385,573

Thank you for reading my blog posts. Thank you for sharing them in emails, Facebook, and Twitter. Thank you to the 367 email subscribers! Thank you to those who leave comments. Since 2009, there have been over 3,000 comments from you. I treasure those of you who leave comments. You fill my heart with joy and provide readers with great ideas and information. Thank you to the following people who left the most comments of the last 1,000 comments: Linda Martin Andersen, Carol Baldwin, Kathleen Burkinshaw, Sandra Warren, Joan Reid, and June Phyllis Baker. I sent each of them a free “You are Amazing” image.

The top 16 posts on my blog since 2009 are:
1. 40 Publishers Who Accept Unsolicited Manuscripts
2. 
22 Literary Agents Who Are Looking for You
3. Home page / Archives
4. How Many Words Should Your Sentences Contain?
5. 7 Questions to Make Sure Your Plot Has Believable Consequences
6. Family Sewing Projects – Jedi Robes and Princess Leia Ponchos
7. What Is the Purpose of Dialogue in Your Story?
8. Put Universal Conflict, Theme, and Emotions in Your Story
9. What Is Your Story’s Premise? Editors Want to Know
10. What Are Easy Readers?
11. Twelve Ways to Get Over Disappointment
12. About Me
13. 17 Days to Repaint a Wooden French Provincial Bed
14. Wonderfully Funny Analogies and Metaphors

15. Week 1
16. Pub Subbers

I interviewed many people on my blog and I reblogged articles from blogs I knew you’d want to see.

GIVEAWAY went to Maureen Crites. Congratulations.

As a way to celebrate the 7th Blogaversary, I offered a free paperback copy of Writing the Breakout Novel by Donald Maass and the Workbook to accompany it to one of the people who left a comment on my blog between October 9, 2016 and midnight on October 20, 2016.

Here are the names of the five people who left comments and wanted to be included for the contest. Carol Baldwin left a comment but didn’t want to be included because she already has a copy.

  1. Joan Reid
  2. Karen Tomas
  3. Maureen Crites
  4. Sandra Warren
  5. Megan Vance

Random.org chose number 3, so hip hip hooray, Maureen Crites is the winner. Maureen, send me your snail mail address to joanyedwards1@gmail.com so I can send you the book and workbook. I hope you’ll enjoy reading it.

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Flip Flap Floodle: A New “Classic” Nursery Tale Review by Petre Pan


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Flip Flap Floodle: A New “Classic” Nursery Tale Review by Petre Pan

Reblogged from Petre Pan’s blog “…and then, I shall write a book, about my adventures.”

Hey guys! I just got finished reading Flip Flap Floodle by Joan Y. Edwards, a sweet little children’s story for reading aloud to preschool/nursery age kids. It features a little duck who plays a flute, which is a pretty cute idea for a protagonist. The little duck meets many different kinds of people along his journey to musical greatness: those who are too busy with their own song to pay attention to him, those who recognize his talent and encourage him–and those who eat him.

Wait, what?

Click here to read the rest of this rave review:

http://www.petrepan.blogspot.com/2016/10/flip-flap-floodle-new-classic-nursery.html

Thank you, Jen (Petre Pan) for giving Flip Flap Floodle a rave review! So glad that you enjoyed it! Thanks for being a long time follower!

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Joan Y. Edwards, Author of Joan’s Elder Care Guide, Invites You to Her Book Signing at Park Road Books at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 12, 2016


“Joan Y. Edwards, Author of Joan’s Elder Care Guide, Invites You to Her Book Signing at Park Road Books, Charlotte, NC at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 12, 2016”

 

P.S. The book signing went really well. It was a lot of fun…a big party with family, friends, and other guests. I sold 6 copies of Joan’s Elder Care Guide – 4 to friends and 2 to other shopping guests. Thank you to Megan at Park Road Books for letting me have the book signing. Thank you to all who came. Thank you to all who were there in spirit. Thank you to all who have bought my book online, in the Park Road Books, or from me. Thank you to all who signed the cards for the residents of Elmcroft Alzheimer/Dementia Unit. May God bless you.

Park Road Books 4139 Park Road Charlotte, NC 28209 704-525-9239

Park Road Books, 4139 Park Road, Charlotte, NC 28209/704-525-9239

I am very excited and honored that Park Road Books is selling Joan’s Elder Care Guide: Empowering You and Your Elder to Survive – $16.99 plus tax. Not only that, but they’re allowing me to have a book signing at their store at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 12, 2016. I hope you’ll be able to come. If you can’t be there in person, but would like to purchase a book, please contact them.

Park Road Books
4139 Park Road
Charlotte, NC 28209
704-525-9239
http://www.parkroadbooks.com/

I’m creating “Thinking of You” cards for people to sign to give to residents at Elmcroft of Little Avenue, Alzheimers-Dementia Unit in Charlotte, NC.

Copyright 2016 Aidana Willow-Raven and 4RV Publishing

Copyright 2016 Aidana Willow-Raven and 4RV Publishing

About the Book

Joan’s Elder Care Guide: Empowering You and Your Elder to Survive published by 4RV Publishing gives you, the caregiver, ways to meet your physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and social needs and those of your elder to promote healing, well-being, and survival.

Based on the author’s research and fourteen years of experience caring for her mother, this book provides many resources to find the right place for your elder to live, explains ways to improve communication to help find solutions to problems, and gives organization ideas for medical, financial, insurance, and legal documents.

It offers ways for a caregiver to get time away from caregiving responsibilities and contains information substitute caregivers must have to keep their elders safe. Along with all this, the book explains the signs of the end of life, ways to celebrate an elder’s life, and gives duties of an executor of an estate. It also includes ten useful charts to assist in assessing and recording an elder’s needs and capabilities.

I hope you’ll be able to make it. Please share with your family and friends. To leave a me a note, click on comment and scroll down to the bottom of the page.

 

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Reblog: 4RV Publishing: Two New Books Added to 4RV Library


Thank you to 4RV Publishing for announcing Joan’s Elder Care Guide by Joan Y. Edwards and Ghostly Visions by Penny Lockwood in the 4RV Reading, Writing, & Art News.

April 30, 2016

4RV Publishing announces the release of two new titles in May 2016: Joan’s Elder Care Guide, a nonfiction book by Joan Y. Edwards, and Ghostly Visions, a Tweens & Teens Imprint by Penny Lockwood.

Joan’s Elder Care Guide: Empowering You and Your Elder to Survive gives  caregivers ways to meet the physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and social needs of elders to promote healing, well-being, and survival…

To read more, go to the following link:

http://4rvreading-writingnewsletter.blogspot.com/2016/04/two-new-books-added-to-4rv-library.html

 

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Joan’s Elder Care Guide: Empowering You and Your Elder to Survive by Joan Y. Edwards


Joan’s Elder Care Guide: Empowering You and Your Elder to Survive by Joan Y. Edwards

AVAILABLE  ONLINE  TODAY!

Copyright 2016 Aidana Willow-Raven and 4RV Publishing

Copyright 2016 Aidana WillowRaven and 4RV Publishing

SYNOPSIS

Joan’s Elder Care Guide: Empowering You and Your Elder to Survive gives you, the caregiver, ways to meet your physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and social needs and those of your elder to promote healing, well-being, and survival. Based on the author’s research and fourteen years of experience caring for her mother, this book provides many resources to find the right place for your elder to live, explains ways to improve communication to help find solutions to problems, and gives organization ideas for medical, financial, insurance, and legal documents. It offers ways for a caregiver to get time away from caregiving responsibilities and contains information substitute caregivers must have to keep their elders safe. Along with all this, the book explains the signs of the end of life, ways to celebrate an elder’s life, and gives duties of an executor of an estate. It also includes ten useful charts to assist in assessing and recording an elder’s needs and capabilities.

What People Are Saying:

“There are several charts in the appendix for the reader to utilize by filling in related information, making it a truly useful, everyday tool for everything from organizational tips to emergency needs that will slide right into a purse or overnight bag. Certainly not one of those books you half-read then sit on a shelf to collect dust.”

“It provides links to online applications and phone numbers, ideas and resources as a starting place to brainstorm easy, meaningful ways to assist you in maintaining your elder’s health and your own…I wish that I had known of it when I was a caregiver. I know that I would have been prepared for everything and possibly paid for it too! If you have a family member who needs your help, don’t hesitate to buy this book. It is a valuable tool for every family, organization, or caregiver. 

“This book is a no-frills, very well-researched self-help guide on how to help. The language is simple, saying what Joan wants to say and no more…What is particularly impressive is the logical, step by step way Joan analyzes each problem, so that without talking down to the reader, she presents a guide even a kid could understand and follow…I have worked both as a psychotherapist and as a nurse in nursing homes. My wife cared for her mother for many years, with me on the sidelines. From this personal experience, I can recommend Joan’s Elder Care Guide as accurate, helpful and even inspiring.”

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 Joan’s Elder Care Guide Available in Paperback and Hardback

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Joan Y. Edwards AE9Z7443

Joan Y. Edwards is an author, illustrator, and retired teacher in North Carolina. Joan’s Elder Care Guide: Empowering You and Your Elder to Survive is published by 4RV Publishing. She wrote and illustrated picture book, Flip Flap Floodle, and self-published it with BookSurge in 2004. She is currently working on illustrations for her chapter book, Larry, the Terrifying Turkey.

Her Never Give Up blog, http://www.joanyedwards.wordpress.com has over 340,000 views and 350 subscribers. She encourages writers, illustrators, and others to never to give up. Her website, http://www.joanyedwards.com has a multitude of Gospel-based devotionals, puzzles, and skits.

Joan is a member of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). Her article, “Find Your Creative Edge,” appeared in the July-August 2011 SCBWI Bulletin.

Edwards thrives on spending time with her family and friends. She presents interactive writing and motivational talks and workshops for adults and children. She reads humorous and self-help books. For inspiration and self-acceptance, she heeds the wise teachings of Robert Schuller, Joel Osteen, Maxwell Maltz, and Tony Robbins.

Facebook Page Joan Y. Edwards, Author https://www.facebook.com/Joan-Y-Edwards-Author-111310278911077/

Twitter @joanyedwards

Other places to find out more about Joan Y. Edwards and Joan’s Elder Care Guide.

Thank you to 4RV Publishing for announcing Joan’s Elder Care Guide: http://4rvreading-writingnewsletter.blogspot.com/2016/04/two-new-books-added-to-4rv-library.html

Thank you to the following people for their Book Blitz Posts introducing Joan’s Elder Care Guide to the world

  1. Catherine H. Armstrong http://charmstrongbooks.com/2016/05/13/book-blitz-joans-elder-care-guide/
  2. Janet K. Brown http://www.janetkbrown.com/2016/05/introducing-elder-care-guide-by-joan-y.html
  3. J.Q. Rose http://www.jqrose.com/2016/05/spotlight-on-joans-elder-care-guide.html
  4. Kristina Stanley https://kristinastanley.com/2016/05/13/farleys-friday-a-special-announcement/
  5. Linda Andersen https://lindamartinandersen.wordpress.com/2016/05/11/blog-blitz/
  6. Melanie Robertson-King http://www.melanierobertson-king.com/wp02/?p=12265/

Thank you to the following people for interviewing me:

  1. Carol Baldwin Joan’s Elder Care Guide: Empowering You and Your Elder and Giveaway
  2. Deb Hockenberry Video Interview Interview with Joan Y. Edwards
  3. Megan Vance interview with Joan Y. Edwards, Author of Joan’s Elder Care Guide, Published by 4RV Publishing
  4. Pat Rullo Internet Radio Speak Up Talk Radio: Interview of Joan Edwards on Speak Up Radio, iTunes:

     

    https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/speak-up-talk-radio-network/id1109775369

     

    Stitcher:

     

    http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/speak-up-talk-radio?refid=stpr

  5. Sandra Warren Social Media Extraordinaire-Joan Y. Edwards
  6. Sarah Maury Swan An Interview with the Amazing Joan Y. Edwards

 

If you’d like to have me as a guest on your blog, please send me an email at joanyedwards1@gmail.com/.

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Deb Hockenberry’s Video Interview with Author of Joan’s Elder Care Guide


The “Deb Hockenberry’s Video Interview with Joan Y. Edwards, Author of Joan’s Elder Care Guide”

Thank you to Deb Hockenberry, children’s author, for doing a video interview with me on Google Hangouts and publishing it on your The Bumpy Road to Writing for Children blog: ow.ly/mTKH3006sKI

I hope you’ll watch it and leave a comment on her blog!

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