About Joan

WHY DO I WRITE?

 

I write because I enjoy writing. I want my books to be so much fun that people will want to read another book. 

WHAT DO I WRITE?  

 

I don’t write about things that make me cry, because crying would ruin my computer, and all of us need more laughter! Iona Opie, famous collector of children's nursery rhymes and songs, said this:

And so I write about what I LOVE: things that make me laugh, all animals except fire ants, young people, my family and friends... I write about things that are important to us all.

Sometimes, as with the Bed and Biscuit trilogy, I write wholly imagined stories, called fantasy—Winnie The Pooh, for example. You will find much truth in fantasy. My books usually have big or little mysteries in them, because mysteries are fun. 

WHERE DO I GET IDEAS?

 

Ideas are everywhere!  I went to a dino dig in Bozeman, MT, and the result is STOLEN BONES, now out of print, but available online.

JUST THE FACTS:

 

I am married, with 3 grown children, and 5 grandchildren. Thus, I’m probably older than you are.

Chocolate comes from a bean and is therefore a vegetable. 
Your education is your key to success. 
What you find in your brain is what you put there. Put good things in there. 
You are UNIQUE, the only one of your kind. Make us all proud. 

Brussels sprouts are acky. 

"Laughter is mankind's most precious possession. Children seem to know that instinctively." 

Email | joancarris@gmail.com

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