In the midnight blue before the dawn – I ask. In the first glisten of day break – I ask. As the birds break open the morning in song – I ask. As the coffee brews strong and black – I ask. When morning turns to the heat of noon – I ask. Listening to the tweets and peeps of the birds – I ask. As ... Read More about I Ask ~ Writing Life Poem
The words are hiding today. Except for these. No Words Today The words just aren’t coming today I’ve tried this and that and still – no way! I wanted them to find their way to the page, But, they have decided to stay in their cage. I don’t care if they aren’t ... Read More about No Words Today ~ A Writing Life Poem
I had the privilege of being interviewed recently and wanted to invite you to listen. http://www.fascinatingauthors.com/interviews/joy-dekok-rain-dance/ Here's a sample of the audio book! Until Next Time, Joy ... Read More about Rain Dance Interview and Audio Book!
I love walking in the rain under an umbrella. I especially like my umbrella of many colors. It is large enough that if a child I love wants to join me, there’s room. Or, if I feel a twirl coming on and need to stretch out one arm – there’s room. Under its generous space, I have a place to ... Read More about A Walk in the Rain
What is it about those four words? It's like they carry the fragrance of hope in peony blossoms and the radiance of marigolds. While writing Rain Dance, I worried about everything. Would I ever get the words right? Who was I to write a novel on such deep topics as infertility and abortion? What if ... Read More about You Can Do It!