Children's Books, Middle Grade Readers
Joyce has a soft spot in her heart for children's literature, finding it an especially creative genre that entertains and gets younger audiences interested in reading. One of her fondest memories as an editor is helping to edit and proofread Brooke Hampton's Enchanted Cedar, an illustrated children's book that has since been published through many venues. She is also an active creative writer who participates in writing communities such as DeviantArt and WordPress, submitting works for review and offering feedback on the works of others to strengthen them. In a similar vein, her pieces have appeared in publications such as the San Diego Poetry Annual, Scribes*MICRO*Fiction, and Creative Gems.
I believe the best editors approach the works of others as fellow writers. They should focus on helping to get across the story the writer wants to tell as clearly—as possible, while also providing advice that person will hopefully find useful in the future—almost like a creative writing workshop where the strengths and possible areas of improvement for a piece get pointed out. Writing a story takes time and effort, and as a writer and editor, I always keep that in mind.
Favorite Authors:Cornelia Funke, Diana Wynne Jones, Terry Pratchett.