Love Your Bookshop Day 

Follow your author to your local bookshp on Saturday, October 8th. It is an annual celebration of everything local bookshops do to celebrate authors, readers, and the books they adore.  Head to your local bookshop to find the perfect gift for a friend or to browse to see what peaks your interest.

October is National Book Month 

Make a point of picking up and reading a good book or two. While you are  at it take a look at my books  on this website and pick up a copy of what interests you the most!

Write Rules Sales

The Write Rules is selling all over the world. The London  Libraries Consortium in Great Brtitain recently added a copy to their collection.  Another copy was sold by Ingram in South Korea.

Mystery Readers Journal: Art Mysteries- Joan reviewed Suzanne’s Children by Anne Nelson



Joan’s review:

This novel not only delves into the daring rescue of children trapped in Nazi-controlled Paris, but also includes noted artists like Colette and Magritte. Ms. Nelson weaves in snapshots of what life was like in Paris prior to Hitler’s invasion, so that the reader has a vivid picture of the vibrant city. Having been to Paris many times, it allowed me to do a mental review of sites that I’ve savored as a photographer and author through many decades. I was filled with empathy and sadness for the tragedy that befell Jewish parents who died before passing on their artistic abilities to their children and for the children who were murdered before they had a chance to express their talents as painters, artists, and writers.

Flemington Book Fair


Joan would like to thank for being the gracious hosts of the Flemington Book Fair!

Children’s Book Week,  May 2nd to the 8th!


Jamie and I wish to remind you to read for Children’s Book Week.  Joan Ramirez author of Jamie is Autistic and Go For It Leadership Handbook .

Military Veterans in Journalism are Hosting a Presentation by Joan on Memoir Writing on 4/21 at 6PM