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LETTER FROM JOYCE

April 4, 2014

* AN UNLIKELY ADVENTURE IN FERMENTATION
* UPCOMING WORKSHOP OPPORTUNITIES (MASSACHUSETTS! MAINE! GREECE! AND A SECOND 2014 LAKE ATITLAN WORKSHOP) 
* THE PAPERBACK OF MY NOVEL AFTER HER
* THE DVD OF LABOR DAY


Dear Friends,

First off, I want to tell you a story.  

This one begins a few months ago.  My daughter Audrey’s birthday was coming up, and because she lives in New Hampshire -- in a little cabin at our old farm -- and I live in northern California, I wanted her present to bring us together geographically.  (The love part is never an issue.  But the miles between us are.)

So I asked my daughter what she might love best to do, if we could carve out time for a weekend together.  A trip to New York City maybe?  Or some other interesting spot where we could visit museums, have great food, hear music?

Audrey’s choice will tell you a lot about Audrey.  Her big dream, she told me, was to go to a place in Western Massachusetts called The Rowe Center, where they hold weekend-long workshops with titles like “The Five Core Skills of Mindfulness”, “Healing with Sacred Sound (Chakra Frequencies and The Divine Name)” and “Show Me the Honey! (Bees, Hives and other Apian Miracles.)”   (By the way, if I might give the impression here that I’m making fun of these topics, let me just say, I think they’re all worth exploring.  Though in my own life of racing around, hopping on and off planes and hosting workshops and writing articles and books, I have not made time for things like sacred sound or bee keeping.)

The particular workshop Audrey wanted to attend (that she’d been dreaming about for a while now, evidently) dealt with the topic of Fermentation.  Meaning, preserving foods using methods (often centuries old, from cultures all around the planet) without the benefit of refrigeration.  

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UPCOMING SPEAKING EVENTS


 *  LA TIMES FESTIVAL of BOOKS @ USC campus
Los Angeles, CA
Labor Day screening (11:30 am)
Q&A (1:30 - 2 pm)
Book signing (2:30 - 4:30 pm) 
April 13, 2014


* GREEN APPLE BOOKS
San Francisco, CA
Reading, Talk, Signing
April 24, 2014 (7 pm)

*  LEXINGTON COMMUNITY EDUCATION
“A StoryTeller on Storytelling”
Lexington, MASS.
May 8, 2014 (7 - 8:30 pm)

* BOOK PASSAGE
Corte Madre, CA
Reading, Talk, Signing
May 18, 2014 (7 pm)

* TSAKOPOULOS LIBRARY
Sacramento, CA
Sacrament Bee Book Club
(Free, but tickets required.)
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PAPERBACK RELEASE 

after her

from William Morrow Publishers
Release date: April 14, 2014

- watch the official video -
listen to Joyce read from the audio book -

Rachel and her younger sister, Patty, were always best friends; even more so following their parents’ bitter divorce. Together, they roam the backyards and nature trails of their suburban northern California neighborhood, seeking escape from their small, rundown house and their sad, lonely mother. They worship their father, the handsome and charming chief homicide detective for Marin County. But when someone begins to murder young women on the mountain behind their house, Detective Torricelli bans them from playing there and their innocent childhood life is changed forever.

PAPERBACK RELEASE


after her


from William Morrow Publishers

Release date: April 14, 2014


- watch the official video -

  1. -listen to Joyce read from the audio book -


Rachel and her younger sister, Patty, were always best friends; even more so following their parents’ bitter divorce. Together, they roam the backyards and nature trails of their suburban northern California neighborhood, seeking escape from their small, rundown house and their sad, lonely mother. They worship their father, the handsome and charming chief homicide detective for Marin County. But when someone begins to murder young women on the mountain behind their house, Detective Torricelli bans them from playing there and their innocent childhood life is changed forever.

 
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WORKSHOPS


* ONE-DAY INTENSIVE
Oakland, California
4/12/14 (full)
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* MEMOIR WORKSHOP
Rowe Conference Center
Rowe, Mass
May 9, 10, 11 2014
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* THE ART OF TELLING YOUR STORY
Goodworld Journeys
Patmos, Greece
June 24 - July 4, 2014







* MAINE MEDIA WORKSHOP
Rockport, Maine
Aug. 3 - 9, 2014
Aug. 10 - 16, 2014
(spaces still available) 
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* WRITE BY THE LAKE
Lago de Atitlan, Guatemala
11/14/14 - 11/23/14
(applications accepted 3/31)
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