Friday, May 22, 2015

Mighty Dads sighting (and signing)!

Signed, stickered, and set among friends. 
Dad construction trucks teach their little 
construction kids fun life lessons.
Happy almost Father's Day!


Unknown said...

Joan Holub,

Thanks for being so patient with me in these past comments. I have to admit, it's kinda/totally cool to chat with an author. I appreciate you explaining the reasoning behind what you write to me.

I also enjoy writing as well, and as you probably already know, I'm a S.A.F. :). I've written some books about Artemis on this awesome writing website call Figment. I was wondering if you could give me some tips about one of my most valued books, "Artemis and Orion." Basically, it's my take on how their 'ship happened, since in most sources I've read, he was her only lover. It's not completely done yet, and I just needed someone's opinion on whether I should continue it or not.

So far, no one has really read it, and I was wondering if you could see what I have so far, and maybe give me a few pointers if you think I should continue it, or any feedback you might have. I'd really appreciate it. Webist address:


Cynthia Luna Silver

PS: The library finally had "Aphrodite the Fair" on its shelves when I came. I think it's your most ingeniously creative book yet! I hope the next time I go, another of your newest books will be there.

Joan Holub said...

Hi Cynthia S.A.F,

You're welcome! It's fun for me that you're so interested in mythology.

So glad you enjoyed Aphrodite the Fair. We kind of liked Eris because we understood her problems in a way and wanted things to work out for her. (and for Ares and Aphrodite, too)

I love that you are writing your own myth-based books. Unfortunately, I'm unable to read stories I receive for legal reasons. I hope you understand. And I hope you keep writing!

I saw this page at Dan Gutman's site with links to publications and sites dedicated to pubbing and developing the work of kid and teen authors, such as Stone Soup, Tikatok, Teen Ink, and others. Maybe take a look.

The way I got started as an author was by getting in a critique group with several other authors, and also joining, and most of all by writing, like you're doing.

Consider taking a look!

And do keep writing!!!

Happy Monday...