Monday, April 16, 2012


My friend, Augusta Scattergood, just posted a terrific interview with Caroline Starr Rose, author of May B.

I found this both fascinating and informative since I'm also writing a novel in free verse.  I loved hearing how organic Caroline is being with the writing. I suspect this is necessary because poetry is such an organic thing anyway.

As I dig back into my work-in-progress I realize my earlier attempts were stiff because they grew out of my concern for plot. This time I am focusing more on the characters - digging into their souls and letting them speak from deep longing, profound joy, and whatever other emotions bubble up.

Imagine the emotions in this story...

I haven't read May B. Yet. But reading the interview and seeing this trailer makes me want to. So, Kansas prairie - here I come...

Do head on over to Augusta's blog to read the interview with Caroline! Leave a comment and you could win a copy of the book!  Wish I could win but I'm not entering because I just won another book at Augusta's blog and well, it's your turn!. 

Augusta Scattergood is the author of Glory Be. (Interesting title parallels going on here, eh?)


  1. I"ve already entered, but I hadn't seen the trailer. Thanks for posting it, and how interesting that your next novel is in verse!

  2. What, you're writing a novel in verse? Wow, can't wait to get my hands on THAT ONE!!! Write on, Joyce, write on! (And yes, the book sounds extraordinary. Must check it out. I love poetry).

  3. Joyce,
    I have read this one and I did enjoy it. The trailer makes me realize that it could be a Hallmark special or something great. I look forward to reading your novel in verse too. How's it going? Best of luck.

  4. Thanks! Love this book trailer. May B. sounds wonderful! Can't wait to read it.

  5. It is a lovely book. I reviewed it on my blog a while back. I hadn't seen the trailer, so thanks for posting it. I can't wait to see what you are working on!

  6. Thanks for sharing, Joyce.
    I think Caroline and I met "over" our similar titles! Though we were also introduced by a mutual, writer/ Facebook friend, Kimberley Little. I love connections and appreciate your posting this.

    Okay, everybody, click on over and enter.

    Wow. A novel in verse, Joyce! Impressive.

  7. Hi Joyce, I just bought May B. and now I can't wait to read it. I have heard nothing but good things about it. Thanks for the links, I will be sure to check them out.

  8. Cool that you're writing a book in verse -- I wondered whether you wrote poetry after I read Blue. I'm looking forward to reading both these books.