Nearly There!

I'm doing the last minute things before publication, and I expect that In Charm's Way, the second book in the Midlife Magic series, will be out by the end of the week. I'm extremely excited about this. I've been working on this novel for months - it was much harder to write than the first one, for...

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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 ten (10!!!!!) different cookbooks just about...

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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 to...

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What to call what I write. UF? PR? MR?

Credit: vinh pham Urban Fantasy, Magical Realism, and where are all those werewolves coming from? So, genres. I admit that I find most of what's currently being called Urban Fantasy (UF) rather repetitive and boring. It's all werewolves or 'shifters' and vampires, and mostly they're romances....

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Late March Photos (posted very late)

Suddenly, it's springtime. Just last week, our lawn was covered in at least 9" of snow and now it's clear and the squirrels are bouncing around, trying to steal the seeds from the bird feeders. It's been a good week, really. We had the first warm sun of the season, my family and I went out for a...

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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 working on. Writing is a bit lonely (well,...

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Joan Grey

Joan Grey

Hi!

I’m your friendly, neighborhood wordsmith.

I can be found working outside with my flock of nutty hens, inside fondling yarn and knitting, or sitting in front of computer screens, but mostly I’m found trapped underneath cats, trying desperately to reach my coffee cup.