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Joyce Sterling Scarbrough

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Chickasaw, Alabama, The United States
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Joyce is an intelligent Southern woman weary of seeing herself and her peers portrayed in books and movies as either post-antebellum debutantes or barefoot hillbillies á la Daisy Duke, so all her heroines are smart, unpretentious women who refuse to be anyone but themselves. In addition to her novels, she has short stories featured in several anthologies.

Joyce has lived all her life in southern Alabama, she's the mother of three gifted children, and she's been married for over 30 years to her husband Tony—a public school teacher, coach extraordinaire, and the love of her life.

Time again for Snippet Sunday!

Last snippet from my MG novel, True Blue , the first book in my True Blue Trilogy. (You can catch up on the earlier excerpts here.) This scene takes place the first day of summer vacation after the fifth grade, a summer of major changes for Jeana and all three of the boys. Wade and Jeana are in the shed behind his house that they used for their Mystery Masters me... Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 4.29 · 58 ratings · 14 reviews · 2 distinct works
True Blue Forever

4.25 avg rating — 32 ratings — published 2003 — 9 editions
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Different Roads

4.30 avg rating — 27 ratings — published 2006 — 8 editions
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The Terror by Dan Simmons
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After Me by Joyce Scarbrough
"It's funny, I thought the first few pages of this was absolutely dreadful... I hated Jada, and I was convinced I was going to DNF it at like 2%! Haha. Luckily I kept on because once she died and we got to the point (like, four pages later), it was..." Read more of this review »
True Blue by Joyce Scarbrough
"This book was a very enjoyable travel read. The characters, time and place are reminiscent of many of my own childhood experiences. I’m looking forward to reading the next book in the series."
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Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
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The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
The Handmaid's Tale
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I was captivated by this book all the way up to the end. I had hopes of at least a shred of closure when I discovered there was an epilogue but was disappointed again. I understand that the author probably wanted to leave everything vague as a way of ...more
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A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
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I didn’t love this book nor hate it. I actually read only the first 100 pages because it just wore me out, but I did go read the summary online because this was a book club selection and I wanted to be able to talk about all of it at the meeting.

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A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
"The glowing introduction from Walker Percy and the five star reviews of normally trustworthy goodreaders (RA) convinced me to give this a try. I ignored the warnings from others. I ignored the one stars and thought if Walker loves it....

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The Winter People by Phyllis A. Whitney
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I first read this book during my Gothic Romance phase when I was in middle school, so my perspective on it is a bit different now that I'm in my fifties. I still loved the dark eeriness that Ms. Whitney plunges us into as soon as we arrive at High To ...more
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Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
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Stephanie Lawton
“We carry secrets under our skin like shrapnel. Our surface wounds heal, but the damage festers underneath while we worry what tiny pieces will work their way to the surface for the world to see.”
Stephanie Lawton, Shrapnel

Maya Angelou
“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”
Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Stephen King
“If you don't have time to read, you don't have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.”
Stephen King

Robert Frost
“No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.”
Robert Frost

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