Back to the Beginning

It’s been a wild year. It hasn’t even been a year – 2020 is only just past half-way over – and I’m ready for a new start. New England is still lovely, and still ferociously green. Our hens are full-grown and giving us eggs every day. (My uncle sent me …

Early June, in pictures

It’s suddenly summer here – everything is obnoxiously, brilliantly, beautifully green. Flowers abound, and bees are flying everywhere, working hard to make sure we all have lots to eat and see and admire. My lawn is in desperate need of mowing, the trees around my house have gone from sticks …

Photos of a Writer’s Life

I’ll be posting pictures here once a week of the various random things I do. Not all of these pictures will be about my actual writing. In fact, many of them will be non-writing: my cats, pretty views I see as I go about my daily life, other projects I’m …

Scattered Gods creation myth

I’m working on the outline for what looks to be a several book series set in a slightly altered version of our universe, one in which there are many Echoes of worlds, each with their own rules and people. ‘Magical’ Doors allow those who can use them to travel between …

Hello world!

I’ve never known why all beginning programs start by teaching you how to make the computer print this on the screen, but I do like that it’s a clear beginning, so … Hello, world! I’m Joan, and I’ll be your tour guide to the various worlds that live in my …