• Orca,  Shadow,  Writing

    Shadow Release Day!

    I’m so excited to say that Shadow is now available! My second book with the awesome Orca Book Publishers released today!   About the book: Fourteen-year-old Preston Craft is organizing a film festival for his school’s film club. When one of the films goes missing two days before the festival begins, Preston is convinced it was stolen and is determined to get it back. The only indication of the theft is a suspicious shadow that Preston noticed right before he discovered the film was gone—but Preston is legally blind and no one quite believes him. However, not unlike the gritty private eyes in the classic black-and-white films he adores, Preston…

  • NaNoWriMo,  Orca

    Upcoming Events, Facebook, and Getting the Brush Off Release

    November is shaping up to be a busy month! First off, I’ve finally got myself a Facebook page! Head over to facebook.com/MereJoyceWrites and give me a ‘like’ to stay up to date with book signings, releases, and giveaways! In fact, there’s a giveaway going on right now =) Go check it out! Getting the Brush Off releases in less than a week! I’m so excited for my first title with Orca Book Publishers. Want to win a copy? Check out the giveaway mentioned above 😉 And finally, if you’re in the Cambridge, Ontario area, come visit me! I’ll be at Idea Exchange on December 1st for the NaNoWriMo finale party,…

  • Cover Reveal,  Orca,  Shadow

    Cover Reveal: Shadow

    Shadow has a cover, and a release date! About the book: Fourteen-year-old Preston Craft is organizing a film festival for his school’s film club. When one of the films goes missing two days before the festival begins, Preston is convinced it was stolen and is determined to get it back. But the only evidence of the theft is an unidentified shadow that crossed Preston’s limited line of sight right before he discovered the film was gone. No one quite believes Preston, but like the gritty private eyes in the classic black-and-white films he adores, Preston refuses to give up. Can he solve a mystery based on such a shady clue?…

  • Orca

    Book News!

    Hello! Today I’ve got some exciting news to share, =) I’ve signed with Orca Book Publishers for a middle-grade Hi-Lo titled Shadow, which will be part of the Orca Currents line. Shadow is scheduled for release in Spring 2018. This will be my second title with Orca – my first, Getting the Brush Off, is scheduled for release in Fall 2017. I’ve started working with the marketing team for Brush Off, and will be getting into edits soon. Then, I’ll get a cover come springtime! I’m so looking forward to delving deeper into the publishing experience with Orca, and I’m thrilled to have a second book in the works with…

  • Blank Canvas,  Holidays,  Me,  Orca,  Tales from the Lake Vol. 3,  Uncategorized,  Writing

    Giving Thanks

    Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! It’s the Canadian Thanksgiving this weekend, and I’ve definitely got a lot to be thankful for. But today, I wanted to focus on giving thanks as a writer! This weekend, writer me is thankful for: Marketing and cover discussions for my upcoming Orca Publishing book, Getting the Brush Off (working title). Brush Off is scheduled for release next fall, which means planning officially starts now! It’s so exciting to start thinking about its release, and as we move closer to next fall, I’ll have more and more details to share! More exciting book news that’s on its way…stayed tuned ^_^ The fun of my latest short story…

  • Orca,  Writing

    Exciting News!

    I’m so excited to finally share my newest writing news…I’ve signed a contract with the fantastic Orca Book Publishers! I love Orca and have been dreaming of being published with them for a long time. They have some amazing books, and they target a lot of books to reluctant readers, which I absolutely love. I can’t share many details yet, but I can say my story will be published as part of the Orca Limelights collection. I can’t wait to share new details with you all as they become available!