Joan K. Lacy

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January 2018


My mission is to offer entertaining stories that capture the imagination. My books are action adventures, with a touch of magic, and a bit of romance. I want readers to have a chance to learn interesting things about this world, its people, their myths and legends. I feel many adults and young people are looking for stories not set in dystopian worlds, or the violence and death prevalent in many novels today.

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Joan K. Lacy First, write about something you know, because your knowledge of the subject will give it extra depth. Second, write about what interests you, because…moreFirst, write about something you know, because your knowledge of the subject will give it extra depth. Second, write about what interests you, because if the idea inspires and excites you, it will probably interest your readers as well.(less)
Joan K. Lacy So far that hasn't been a problem. With my characters who inspire me to listen to what they have to say, and the magical myths and legends that have…moreSo far that hasn't been a problem. With my characters who inspire me to listen to what they have to say, and the magical myths and legends that have always fascinated me with stories I want to tell, the ideas just keep coming! Sometimes, though, I do hit spots in a story that stump me. The best thing for me to do is let it go for a while. I let my imagination take over and soon something interesting happens. One of my characters may suggest a twist I hadn't thought of before—really, it's true. As your characters come to life for you, they may suggest solutions from their own points of view. The other solution for a moment of question in the plot is to turn that point around, reverse the situation, or have one of the other characters handle that plot point in their own way. (less)
Average rating: 4.37 · 19 ratings · 14 reviews · 1 distinct work
A Shadow Away

4.37 avg rating — 19 ratings — published 2018 — 2 editions
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I’m reposting this interview author Clancy Tucker conducted with me here on the blog, so you can read all of the fun questions and answers! I hope you enjoy. If you have any other questions for me, please post them in the comments section and I’ll do my best to answer!


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Woman at War by Dacia Maraini
"I know I shouldn’t use this work to describe a book but here it is: “interesting.” It’s hard for me to characterize the style of writing in this book. The term “naturalism” used to be in vogue to describe this kind of exaggerated realism although..." Read more of this review »
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French Tales by Helen Constantine
"A collection of twenty-two French short stories, one for each department (province) of France. "Frenchness" is the only common denominator for a collection of stories that are old and modern and written in varying styles. Some stories offer psycho..." Read more of this review »
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“A good novel is the biography of an imaginary person--and when the biography is completed, the person is no longer imaginary; he is as real as his creator”
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