From the keyboard and the very talented fingers of Joanne Fisher comes her ninth book, Magnolia Blossom.
Valdosta, Georgia – 1863. While America is ravaged by the chaos of the Civil War, Magnolia Mae (or Maggie, as she is lovingly called) suddenly becomes a young widow and inherits her parents’ plantation. Surrounded by scheming neighbors, connivingly jealous southern belles, and unscrupulous slaveowners; Maggie Mae is a sparkling diamond in the mire of prejudice and hatred. She repays with love, kindness, and compassion. A staunch abolitionist, she treats her slaves with dignity and respect, ignoring the centuries-old tradition of oppression and bondage. When a handsome young Yankee named Wesley appears, he tosses her into a tumultuous sea of passion, delight, anxiety, and unshakable defiance of the ways of the South. Find out what happens when a forbidden love challenges the evils of slavery and bigotry. This riveting page-turner takes you to a land devastated by war where a forbidden love blossoms.
Never tick off a paparazzo with the ethics of a demented dingo!
Izzie Greene never wanted the limelight. As a caterer for Poe, the top-rated U.S. TV show, she has background player down pat. She loves spoiling the cast and crew with her goodies and fantasizing about her celebrity crush, Poe's lead actor, Scotsman Cardwell Bennett. But mostly she loves her quiet, anonymous life.
Unfortunately, anonymous is no longer on the menu.
Izzie's personal life takes a jab when her ex-boyfriend shows up on set. Her career suffers a blow when she runs afoul of an unethical paparazzo. The personal and professional collide in a knock-out punch when her rumored romance with Cardwell hits the tabloids.
The rumors may or may not be true. Izzie certainly won't tell. Instead, she white-knuckles the flaming rollercoaster of fake news, her notoriety fueled by equal measures of constant scrutiny, speculation, and half-truths.
Held captive by the media, accident-prone Izzie struggles to keep her privacy, secrets, and sanity--not to mention her sense of humor--intact. With help from her best friend Delly, her temperamental cat Edgar, and backup from an unexpected source, she might just have the recipe for success.
If she can withstand the heat!
Joyce has completed Edition 2 of her science-fiction anthology, Pareidolia. A mixture of other worldly plots, courageous characters, and visionary technology, Pareidolia lives up to the title, "giving names to strange shapes in the cosmos."
Pareidolia is our tendency to give names to strange unidentifiable shapes in our universe and discern order from the chaos. Joyce has created an anthology of her uncanny short stories dealing with space travel, otherworldly dimensions, and communications across the universe. She is known for her accurate research supporting her stories and has a broad range of voice and power. When added to her signature use of emotions and profoundly eloquent verse, we see the reason for her ability to craft wide-ranging sci-fi stories equal to any contemporary writer today.J.P.’s collection twists and turns between closely real and the refreshing worlds she creates, with a perfect balance of imagination and down to earth humanity. The stories will grab you and immediately yank you in whether it’s around the corner or across the universe. Her fictional worlds remain our world. It’s the resilience of her characters and their enveloping stories that leave you wanting more.
At over 435 pages and 13 stories, Pareidolia and its fiercely fantastic alien worlds is available at Amazon for $14.99, paperback, and $2.99 for Kindle. Visit Joyce's Amazon page here.
“The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.” – Albert Einstein
Bing defines “change” as “the act of making or becoming different; convert, transform, adapt, modify, rebuild, reconstruct, refashion….”
Good writing requires authors to think outside of themselves, to adapt to different situations, and to convert preconceived perceptions to those that may be revealed on the other side of the coin. Otherwise, their words may be nothing more than petty cash.
This anthology from the Space Coast Writers’ Guild (SCWG) is a collection of poetry, inspirational and fictional stories, and memoirs about life, romance, family, and perceptions, and how the inevitable unpredictability occurring in most circumstances can bring about Change.
The Space Coast Writers' Guild is a network of writers dedicated to the same goal: helping authors realize their writing ambitions. Since 1982, the SCWG has provided activities to educate, develop, and promote its members.