Alyce Joy is the mother of four children and many grandchildren. Her story ideas were composed bedtime verses. She decided to publish a children's book of prayers, Priceless, based on those earlier nighttime verses and when her children were grown, she began to write stories for her grandchildren.
Fascinated with arts and crafts, Alyce Joy taught herself the art of pyrography. Her wood burning talent is scattered throughout the United States and Canada. This only helped to fired her imagination, and after she had finished burning life-sized pictures of wildlife onto all the doors of her home, she put away her burning tools to enroll in the Institute of Children's Literature.
Her latest book KA-BOOM! is about a little fairy named Sprout that runs into trouble quite often. She has a shoe fetish, but is one of the queen's favorites.
Sprout meets a little girl named Taylor after blowing up Taylor's dollhouse, which wasn't part of Sprout's plan in introducing herself. Sprout doesn't give up trying to get Taylor to trust her or in her assignment to help Taylor. Sprout and Taylor finally become friends after Sprout shrinks Taylor and together they have a fantastic adventure with many wonderful creatures in a world only a fairy can show you.
Could you tell us a little about yourself?
I'm a mom with 13 grandchildren and 13 greats. I'm happy with my life as it is, but I'm not against adding new horizons as long as I'm learning something and not regretting my decision. My husband Arland and I live in the woods of rural Sharon Center, Ohio. We both are into writing. We have been married 54 years and I'm at the time of my life, where I'm putting me first, while writing. My family is very supportive. They help me with my cram course on the computer. Someday I'll take a proper course. At times, stepping into modern technology can be extremely stressful.
Describe your desk/workspace.
We recently gutted my art studio and turned it into my writing space. I love it. We put a card table under the steps and turned it into Arland's writing space.
We made prints of some of my wildlife wood burnings years ago and I had some left. I made a collage of them on one wall of my office. We have an antique library table the church gave us years ago, which I use for my desk. I enjoy being in this room.
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