JOYCE'S JOURNEYS OF ADVENTURE
NEWS & EVENTS
Check out my interviews, blog appearances and live events. For more details go here
Feb. 19, 2014
Interview by Penny Ehrenkranz
On February 19th, I was interviewed by Penny on her blog.
May 14, 2014
Interview by Mysti Parker
On May 14, Mysti featured me on her blog
June 17, 2014
The Lauch for The Crimson Orb was held June 17, 2014, at Smallcakes, a Cupcakery in Albuquerque, NM.
June 27, 2014 Interview with Leona Pence
August 1, 2, and 3, 2014: I signed and sold books at Bubonicon 46 science fiction and fantasy convention in Albuquerque, NM.
I answered twenty questions on RLL's Blog 7/27/14:
September 13, 2014 I read from my book at the East Mountain branch of the Bernalillo County Public Library in Tijeras, New Mexico
I was interviewed by Adam Baca and photographed by Don James for a column in the Oct. issue of
On November 5th I spoke at the Taylor Ranch branch of the Bernalillo County Library.
On the morning of Saturday, November 15 I read from The Crimson Orb at the South Broadway Cultural Center as part of the Premiere SouthWest Writers Reading at the SBCC to inaugerate the creation of a city-wide literacy center at that beautiful installation.
On Friday, November 28, at 11 AM, I read from The Crimson Orb at the Mamaroneck Public Library in Mamaroneck, New York.
The Crimson Orb was featured at Storyteller Alley, a place for exceptional independent and small press books.
Nissa Day, the hero of The Crimson Orb, was spotlighted for the letter N on April 14, 2015 as part of Storyteller Alley's April A-Z.
I signed and sold copies of The Crimson Orb at the Los Alamos Book Fair on April 25, 2015. The Fair was at the historic Fuller Lodge. For More, check this site: http://www.ladailypost.com/content/los-alamos-book-fair-fills-historic-fuller-lodge-words-and-pictures-saturday
I was interviewed recently by Simon Williams, author of the Aona series of dark fantasy and a wonderful YA fantasy, Summer's Dark Waters.
And another on Angela Maron's website:
Angela writes YA fantasy stories too.
Bubonicon 47 was amazing!
My t-shirt was a hit, my Meecham cookies were gone in 90 minutes from the con suite, I was interviewed for the Alibi, the weekly free newspaper on Saturday, and my outfit for Sunday afternoon tea won a prize. Plus, I sold almost all the books I had.
Here's what the Alibi printed:
After taking all of that in, August March returns to the convention and visits the author’s room. There, he encounters Joyce Hertzoff and R.J. Mirabal, two writers who are spending their second Bubonicon together. She says there is definitely a change happening; he agrees.
“There’s absolutely evolution taking place here”, Hertzoff thinks. “I’m seeing it at many levels, in terms of what people are writing and reading and who is attending. Also a change is happening with regards to the literature, it’s finally being seen as something that’s legitimate and weighty. The sky’s the limit; there are so many genres and subgenres that women are excelling at now, that’s a huge change.” Mirabal, who writes fantasy works based in New Mexican culture, adds, “I look around at the people coming here and I see everybody: Hispanics, African-Americans, Native Americans, members of the LBGT community.”
In April, 2016, I sold The Crimson Orb at the Authors for Literacy event in Moriarty, NM.
In August, 2016, I self-published a YA novella, A Bite of the Apple.
On Wednesday, August 26, I began a stint as a Mentor in the seven-week F2K writing survey course. And the following week on September 1, I began facilitating a literature class on the short stories of Paul Yoon at Writers Village University. Since then I've taught a few other literature classes, taken several toward an MFA certificate, and Mentored for another F2K session.
August 2016, and time again for Bubonicon. R.J. and I sold our books in the dealer's room August 26-28.
October 28, 2016 I was the featured author at Science Fantasy Fiction
Chapters from The Crimson Orb and A Bite of the Apple were featured there on Sunday, October 30th.
Also that month, I sold my books in the dealer area of the New Mexico Library Association annual meeting.
In April, 2017, A Bite of the Apple was named winner of the New Mexico Press Women's Fiction contest for 2016 in the Young Adult category. It was later named the second place winner in the National Federation of Press Women in the same category.
In the spring we also attended the Authors for Literacy event in Moriarty, NM and the Battle of the Books final in Los Lunas, NM.
Under Two Moons was published in 2017 and included at our table at Bubonicon in August 2017
I joined the SciFi Roundtable booth at the January 2018 Comic Con
The third book in the series, Beyond the Sea, was published in March 2018 I sold all my books at the New Mexico Gem and Mineral Show. Next I published my grade school book, So You Want To Be A Dragon in May 2018, and in June, I sold my own
books and those of other writers at the SouthWest Writers Scifi and Fantasy conference In Other Worlds.
June 29 through July 1, I signed and sold books at the Duke City Comic Con. At the beginning of August, I traveled to Amarillo to sell the books as Amacon. As every year, I had a table at Bubonicon.
In January, 2019 I returned to Albuquerque Comic Con.
My short story, A Woman Walks Into A Bar, was published in Challenge Accepted, a Charity Anthology in March 2019. Proceeds go to Special Olympics.
My recollections of the week beginning 9/11, Always on my Mind, appears in the anthology New Mexico Remembers, published in October 2020.
Homeward Bound, the final book in the Crystal Odyssey series was published in January 2021.
From July 10th through 12th 2021, I was able to sell books at
the Artisan Market Bazaar near Sawmill Market in Albuquerque.
We hope this is the start of something big. We also sold
books there in August of 2021.
December meant Holiday Craft Markets. Linda Wilson
joined RJ and me to sell our books at LaCueva High
School and St. Pius X High School in Albuquerque.