Friday, November 30, 2012

Award Winning Author, Joyce Shor Johnson

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN WRITING? I have been writing for as long as I can remember. I know this sounds cliche, but it is true.

WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO BEGIN WRITING? Words. --I love words and how they fit together.

WHAT WAS THE INSPIRATION BEHIND YOUR AWARD WINNING TITLE, THE CASTING? An evening with close friends talking about ancient history and technology. Okay, I'll just say it...I'm a geek!

IS THIS YOUR FIRST BOOK? The Casting is my first published book. I have another completed and am working on a third.

DO YOU HAVE ANY NEW BOOKS IN THE WORKS? Yes, I do. HOUSE OF GIRLS, but no there is no release date as this time.

TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOURSELF: I write middle grade and young adult novels. I'm fascinated by ancient technology and love to travel the world. Some of the amazing places I have been include honeymooning in Africa, going to the top of the Schilthorn, in Switzerland where the James Bond Movie, On Her Majesty's Secret Service was filmed, exploring the salt mines in Saltzburg, Austria, and boating on a crocodile infested river in Costa Rica.

TELL US SOMETHING INTERESTING THAT OUR READERS MIGHT FIND FASCINATING ABOUT YOU: I'm adopted. and twenty years ago, was invited to appear on the Geraldo Rivera show for an episode on reuniting with my birth parents, I turned it down. I met them privately instead.

WHAT DO YOU MOST ENJOY DOING IN YOUR SPARE TIME? Traveling! I want to go everywhere and see everything. I'm just naturally curious and love to explore.


WHAT CHALLENGES DO YOU FACE AS AN AUTHOR? Time! There is never enough time in the day to write without interruption.

DO YOU HAVE ANY ADVICE FOR OTHER ASPIRING AUTHORS? Read everything. Even in genres you may not like. You never know when you'll come across a solution to a dilemma.

CAN YOU OFFER ANY TIPS ON GETTING PUBLISHED? Rejection stinks! But it is not you getting rejected, it is the story. So revise, revise, revise after a rejection. You will improve what you have.

IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE YOU'D LIKE TO SHARE WITH OUR READERS? I'd love to hear from any readers. So you can follow me @thewritejoyce or contact me through my blog at

LITERARY CLASSICS Book Reviews & Awards

No comments:

Post a Comment