Saturday, January 23, 2010

Joy V. Smith's books and anthologies

Building a Cool House for Hot Times without Scorching the Pocketbook
is out in a new edition with color photos; the ISBN number on that edition is 978-1-60749-562-8: Online Bookstore (You'll have to type the title into the search box.)

It covers the building process and what’s involved in building your home and includes diary excerpts, photos, and advice from planning to punch list and beyond. It got a rave review from The Midwest Book Review and was on the Reviewer's Choice list.

Why doesn’t anyone want to play with Kallie Kitten? Why do they jump into the pond or hide? Will anyone ever talk to her? Will this frisky little kitten learn to play their games?

Illustrator Andrea Gradidge was originally from the UK
and now resides in British Columbia, Canada.
She has illustrated various chapbooks and e-zines and also
Joy V. Smith's story "Sammy's Beautiful Tail".

Children will enjoy this colorful picture book and the cut-out critters at the end.
It is available online at Barnes & Noble:

Sugar Time is an audiobook of time travel tales with sound effects & music.
Check it out at:

Magistria: The Realm of the Sorcerer
This shared world anthology of mages and magic includes
a story by Joy V. Smith, Seedlings, in which plant mages fight alongside their sentient plant companions. [This anthology is a reprint; it's out from a new publisher, Ricasso Press.] You can buy it on amazon:

Aliens, Animals, and Adventure
is a collection of short stories (reprints). It is available from Anthology Builder:
The Doorway: Nessa stumbles into the time corridor while helping a friend.
Guard Dog: Sequel to The Doorway. Nessa travels to the time
of Earth's first contact.
Pretty Pink Planet: Heroine tracks down planet pirates; saves aliens.
Hot Yellow Planet: Sequel to PPP. Lori and Chiing continue their adventures, meeting up with Chameleons, Ghosters, Splurts, and other aliens and humans.
Flashback: Chessies’ arrival in an ice age. Companion story to
Sugar Time stories (audiobook).
Stray Cats: Cats, herps, and humans--sometimes interchangeable.
To the Last Drop: Those aliens should not have touched that coffee urn.
Pilot's Course: Terran humans in the far future settled on other planets.
Heroine plots new course.
Moovin' Up: Genetic Engineering.
The Princess Quest: Sword & Sorcery (humor).
When Danger Rules: Reesa came back to rescue the remaining members of the family she loved. Now she had to avoid being killed by her cousin, who wanted the throne, and the new ruler of the planet, who didn't want a throne,
and the ones she had come to rescue.
Home Not: When Grief's Aunt Chelsea died, his Uncle Sandro saw his chance, and Grief was at his mercy... Adventure.
The Haunted Garden: Ghosts, Native Americans, and the environment.
Lost in the Long Dark: Boy explores locked hallway in new house; finds danger.
Taking Tawny Home: Sequel to Lost in the Long Dark.
Could he take the big cat back?
You Are What You Don't Eat: Why were the Terrans invited to the feast?
Other anthologies include WomanScapes, Kings of the Night II,
The Ghost in the Gazebo, Scoundrels and Rascals

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